So that different versions of ourselves appeared from an alternate universe, to show us what our lives could have been had we made different choices, or what we might become, should we change our behaviour right now?
As Werner Heisenberg said,
‘Atoms or elementary particles themselves are not real; they form a world of potentialities or possibilities rather than one of things or facts.’
What if our lives were made up of infinite possibilities, all of which were happening simultaneously, until the observer – you – decided to pin one down? One choice, one life.
Look out for Split Symmetry*, which explores all of these questions – and more – against the exciting backdrop of a mysterious Italian mountain range, a group of friends who become embroiled in the worst earthquake the region has known and a quantum event, which changes their lives for ever. The question is, does it only alter the world for them?
*out late next year or in early 2015