parallel universe

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parallel universe

n.
1. A universe, especially one of an infinite set of identical universes, hypothesized in some interpretations of quantum mechanics to exist along with our own universe, obeying the same physical laws, but each in a different quantum mechanical state with no possibility for the transfer of information between universes.
2. A universe hypothesized in some cosmological models to exist along with our own universe, possibly obeying different physical laws and having the potential for the transfer of information between universes.
3. A universe in a work of fiction that exists alongside another universe in the same work or series of works, with each universe often having the same characters living in different circumstances.
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Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot PSVR One of the greatest firstperson shooter franchises has dipped its toes into VR, tasking you to destroy Nazis in an alternative universe where the Germans won the Second World War.
Thankfully, we don't have to answer these questions, as it's highly unlikely any of us will find ourselves in an alternative universe anytime soon.
Scrabbling through the hedge, he discovers an alternative universe (great literary start); one where people are so concerned with their mobile phones that children are ignored.
In this post-1945 alternative universe (think The Man in the High Castle), Europe is a selfinflicted devastation zone where the dehumanising brutality wrought on its peoples during war is carried into peace time.
It isn't a reality." However, "if this alternative universe were to exist," it would potentially be positive for eHealth, which could function as a value-add service provider and help people match needs beyond government offered plans with the appropriate level of care, Sutton tells investors.
Pointing out her extraordinary craft, Dr Haq remarked, 'Poetry is the construction of an alternative universe.'
After looking at the picture supplied of Smart and Sporty, and finding nothing either smart or sporty about it, I wondered if I was just too old for fashion or had drifted into an alternative universe.
Incumbent insurance firms must realize, putting all the entrepreneurial enthusiasm aside and the level of investments in the startup insurance firms, that the startup insurance firms haven't reached into an alternative universe and extracted new technologies or new applications of technologies.
LAST week, when I wrote about an alternative universe in which an Alt-Duterte has a change of heart (brain) about women's rights, I truly believed it exists.
The heroes of his novels, one after another of them, are professors who would very much like to hear or see the alternative universe, but are not really capable of doing so, and are rendered ridiculous by the gap between their transcendental aspirations and their worldly incapacities.
If you understand English, the Internet becomes an alternative universe. Because the university-educated tend to work with and for one another, to socialize with one another, to live and play with one another, to have their own media and entertainment, they soon create their own world, distinct from and blind to that of the lower classes.
This means it's set in a version of the real world, not a mythical planet or alternative universe. Thomas, 37, took his inspiration from his home city of Glasgow.

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