Taking the Mandela Effect to the next step, what if we’re not talking about realities, but about experiences in various holodecks? And, what if reality is a holodeck?
This video is in English, despite the initial French banter. If you take quantum science seriously and you’re interested in the idea of this being a holodeck, the juicy discussion starts at about 6:15 in this video.
If you have access to past Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes, the two involving Moriarty are Elementary, Dear Data (Season 2, Episode 3) and Ship in a Bottle (Season 6, Episode 12).
Be forewarned: These quantum/reality concepts may offend some people, especially those working with literal Creationist beliefs.
And, when you get to the negative energy concept, around the 15:00 point where he’s talking about Dr. Richard Feynman’s theory and retrocausality, it may twist your thinking into a pretzel.
The book he’s discussing is available at Amazon, in hardcover and in Kindle.
If you’re interested in the many ways to explain the Mandela Effect, Dr. Fred Alan Wolf is someone to listen to, as you’re looking for answers that make sense to you.
Whether you agree with him or not, he offers some interesting observations that may be part of this puzzle.
In this excerpt from a 2010 interview, he talks about reality and dreaming. Though his most relevant dream theories start at about the 6:36 point, to understand the concepts best, watch this entire YouTube video.
And, to delve more deeply into the quantum theories related to this, see his early, simple thesis, Dreaming Universe Paper.
In addition, the following book by Dr. Wolf is fairly old (1994), but I think it’s important to explore the history of an evolving theory, to more fully understand it. So, if you can find this book at your public library or snag a copy for a couple of dollars, it could be worthwhile… if you’re exploring the dream/reality connection from a quantum angle.
For some people, this is pure fantasy. For others, it’s scary. (I’m not sure that it should be.) For people like me, it’s an adventure.
Sure, I’ll admit that some of this makes me a little uneasy. I’m fine with the “gooey and prickly” concepts, but if you rattle my reality more than that… well, it’s not just what’s changed. It’s wondering what else is different and I haven’t noticed it yet.
If you’re going to wander down this particular rabbit hole — and take it seriously — you’d better be prepared for some unsettling concepts. They include alternate history and alternate realities, not as fiction but as fact.
Let’s consider the possibility that our view of reality — the one you’re taught in school — is severely limited. If we rely on our basic five senses, most people can handle the idea of two and three dimensions.
Expand it to four, five, or eleven dimensions and virtual brain freeze is likely.
Even those who work with those concepts often talk in terms of alternate realities when the fact is: It may be reality, period. But, that’s just semantics and I’m getting ahead of myself in this discussion anyway. It’s a quirky field of study that I’ve been exploring for years. If — at the beginning — someone had shown me what I’m writing now, I’d have said, “Okay, that person isn’t even making sense.”
Before taking this discussion in interesting directions, I’d like to build a foundation. Fortunately, people like Dr. Fred Wolf have already created entertaining ways to introduce quantum concepts.
Though that video may seem a little simplistic, it’s a fine introduction if you take these concepts to the next, logical step: What would happen if a fourth dimension impinged on our current, three-dimensional reality?
I don’t mean “What if it’s out there, somewhere?” I mean “What if it showed up in the basement, the next time you’re doing laundry?” How would you interpret it? What label would you place on it? (I’m amused that, in the video, the flatland people immediately ask if the three-dimensional interference is a ghost.)
To understand what’s going on with the Mandela Effect, it’s key to step beyond the easy answer that “it’s all fantasy.”
There is science to support the ideas of alternate history and alternate realities, and — once you get into it — it can be fascinating.