Many Interacting Worlds (MIW)

mannequin reflectedSince I first began studying the Mandela Effect, I’ve believed it was real and it would tie into quantum studies in some way.  (I’ve believed that interacting worlds — or realities or timestreams — explain many “hauntings” and other paranormal phenomena, as well. This hasn’t made me very popular in some ghost hunting circles.)

Now, scientists are explaining the basic concept far better than I could, and they’re calling it “many interacting worlds” or MIW. (Huge thanks to a Mandela Effect visitor, Brian, for bringing the newest articles to my attention.)

If you’ve thought that the Mandela Effect makes sense — and especially if you have memories of slightly different, alternate moments in history — you may find relief in the more scientific explanations:

Parallel worlds exist and interact with our world, say physicists

Here’s a quote from Many Interacting Worlds theory: Scientists propose existence and interaction of parallel worlds

Professor Wiseman and his colleagues propose that:

  • The universe we experience is just one of a gigantic number of worlds. Some are almost identical to ours while most are very different;
  • All of these worlds are equally real, exist continuously through time, and possess precisely defined properties;
  • All quantum phenomena arise from a universal force of repulsion between ‘nearby’ (i.e. similar) worlds which tends to make them more dissimilar.

From Ghost universes kill Schrödinger’s quantum cat:

Our universe, they claim, shares space with a large number of other universes, each of which follows the classical, Newtonian laws of physics… “One way to think about it is that they coexist in the same space as our universe, like ghost universes,” Wiseman says. These other worlds are mostly invisible because they only interact with ours under very strict conditions, and only in very minute ways, he says, via a force acting between similar particles in different universes.

More links:

New quantum mechanics theory says parallel universes exist, interact

‘Quantum Weirdness’ and ‘Many Interacting Worlds’ explained by Bill Poirier, the creator of the theory. Also see his commentary in an editorial at Physical Review X.

And, for those who want to get into the nuts & bolts of this, Quantum Phenomena Modeled by Interactions between Many Classical Worlds

I’m not convinced this is the final or complete answer to our questions about Mandela Effect and other “weird” phenomena, but it’s a great step in the right direction.

8 thoughts on “Many Interacting Worlds (MIW)”

  1. Fiona, nothing about the MIW theory allows the travel to and communication with parallel universes of quantum physics. Nearby worlds can interact but they can’t influence each other. A property of quantum theories called linearity forbids the travel and communication between parallel worlds. While interaction occurs, travel is impossible.

    Check the answer of question 27 to this FAQ:

    1. Sum, I understand. As I said, MIW not the complete answer; for example, the linearity aspect is tidy but I think it will be modified, in time. For now, this is a step in the right direction, and a nice progression when we look back at String, etc.

      1. You’re right fiona miw is neither complete nor final.It seems to be a clumsy attempt to create a smoke screen and make us smug with our ME theory.But the give away is,people still use their best butter with bread-knife.The crumbs obviously let them down,i’m not such a wise man but my monicker translates into,’wisdom’.

  2. My physics teacher is a huge Many Worlds fan and he said that on his aproach physics isn’t exactly linear. He believes it is slightly non-linear and that would permit travel to parallel worlds. I do believe that too, and from my experience, I have many vivid alternate memories that I attribute to parallel universes. I believe travel is possible and we are constantly shifting between these many worlds.

  3. My idea of a MIW theory is one that revolves around the Flower of Life. Instead of just seeing the FoL as a flat drawing, though, I believe it should be viewed as spheres connecting, not circles. My belief is that each of these spheres is a world/universe; but they aren’t separate – just as the FoL shows, they inter-connect. It’s at the points where they connect/overlap that one world/universe meets another and some parts coexist.

    What it basically boils down to is that we don’t just live in one world, we live in a world of many parts of many worlds.

    I often wonder if maybe events here cause ripples throughout the other, connecting, worlds and the worlds that they connect to directly that we don’t directly connect to, perhaps making them “wobble”, perhaps bringing them into closer contact with us occasionally – or driving us further apart.

    I’ve had some strange experiences, which are what first started me thinking about all this.

    On one occasion, the people in the house opposite mine were having some work done, which necessitated having a planning notice affixed to the property. These notices are put up and left for the required time, so that anyone who objects to the work can do so.

    Anyway, the first time I noticed it, I went over to have a read. It was the standard notice printed on standard white paper. When I got home from work and glanced at it again, the paper was pink. The next morning, it was back to being white. The words on it hadn’t changed and there was no reason that the notice should have been put up, then changed twice in just less than a day.

    The most bizarre event happened a year or so ago. I was at a friend’s house and, while washing my hands in the bathroom, my ring came off my finger and disappeared down the plug hole. My friend and I poked around and disconnected the waste pipe but the ring was gone. Two weeks later, it turned up – on the floor of my bedroom!

    Weird stuff, but entertaining in a strange kind of way.

  4. Assuming that my hypothesis that people experiencing the Mandela effects are not actually travelling across realities, but receiving visual or auditory inputs from these realities for a time, then the many interacting worlds theory does make sense without needing to alter the explanation.

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