‘Parallel Worlds, the science of alternative universes and our future in the cosmos’, Michio Kaku, δημοσίευση στο CLOT Magazine [4/1/2023]
In Robert Frost’s poem ‘The Road Not Taken’, he wrote about something which everyone has experienced, the idea that at certain crucial times in our lives we have to make a critical choice. These momentous decisions may affect our lives ever after. He wrote:
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could
not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent
in the undergrowth.
He ended the poem by concluding that his decision had epic consequences for his life, that the road less traveled was a turning point. He concluded:
I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one
less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
How many of us have also faced that fabled fork in the road, and wondered what may have happened had we taken the road less traveled? Perhaps you went to a different school. Perhaps you chose a different profession. Married someone else. Or got divorced, or stayed married. Or had children, or didn’t. The possibilities that come to mind are endless. In a lazy afternoon, we can spend hours daydreaming of all the alternate realities that might emerge because of certain pivotal decisions we made in the past. But then we are jolted back to reality. We wake up to the fact that there is only one world, only one reality, defined by the decisions we made ages ago. The choices we made in the past are set in stone.
Η συνέχεια εδώ.