Definition of multiverse
: a theoretical reality that includes a possibly infinite number of parallel universes
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This month, Elba stars in The Dark Tower, a sci-fi thriller based on the Stephen King series that is set in a part-Blade Runner, part-spaghetti-western multiverse.
And it was not understood that inflation generically leads to eternal inflation and, consequently, a multiverse—an infinite diversity of outcomes.
Yet although the possibility of a multiverse is an active area of study, this possibility in no way interferes with the empirical testability of inflation.
A Natural Consequence For many, the multiverse conjures images of worlds where dinosaurs continue to roam, Nazis won World War II, and your evil twin is wreaking havoc somewhere.
The inflationary multiverse as currently understood appears to have none of those properties.
Another sticking point is the multiverse, an idea ushered in by inflation that helped drive away Steinhardt in the first place.
But what if there’s more out there, and our universe is but a small part of a multiverse?
The concept of parallel universes in which history has taken a different line, is an old one in sci-fi, as is the idea of organizations competing for control of the overall multiverse.
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Origin and Etymology of multiverse
multi- + universe
First Known Use: 1963See Words from the same year
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