In this we will be exploring on scientific theory that has always interested me, more for its concept of it then anything else.
It starts with Quantum Mechanics
Quantum Mechanics, also known as quantum physics or quantum theory, including quantum field theory, is a branch of physics which focus on the fundamental theory of nature at the scale of atoms and subatomic particles. The main difference between quantum and classical physics is that energy, momentum, quantities are restricted to discrete values, objects have characteristics of both particles and waves, there are limits to the precision to which quantities are known. The classical, the physics before the discovery quantum mechanics, is similar to quantum mechanics but focuses on larger scales.
In 1859 the black-body radiation was introduced and in 1900 Max Plank created a slution that would lead to gradual rise of quantum mechanics. It wasn’t till 1905 when Albert Einstein made a paper which offered a quantum-based theory that would explain the photoelectric effect.
Now for Hugh Everett
Hugh Everett III was a brilliant mathematician and an iconoclastic quantum theorist , To science-fiction aficionados, he remains a folk hero: the man who invented a quantum theory of multiple universes. Everett was born in November 11, 1930 and died 52 years later, in July 19, 1982.
During the mid 1950’s while attending princeton Everett had formed his own interpitation of quantum mechanics, which he would later call The Many Worlds Interpitation. Before this interpitation events were viewed in one way, that one event leads to another, leads to another.
Everett’s interpretation stated that instead of the universe having events that go in a line those events are more like a tree, with branches were other choices are possible. An example of this is let’s say you found a cookie in a plate, in one universe you chose not to eat that cookie, but in another you did and now you must face the outcome of outcomes which could be enjoying said cookie or finding out that cookie was stale.
There are a lot implications that come from Everett’s interpretation, but my favorite is the idea is that there are countless yours each with the possibility of being different in there own way. One example of this can be seen in the show Rick and Morty, in the episode Close Rick-counters of the Rick kind, Rick and Morty are taken to the Council of Ricks, however if you lock in the background will will see multiple Ricks and Mortys each from their own realities, this is also some thing Rick mentions a lot throughout the show, “there are infinite number of realities”.