So you know I’m a huge nerd and I’m into anything that’s scientific and logical, including err… science fiction. I’ve been following this show on Fox called “Fringe“. The show takes place in Boston, and is a TV drama revolving around a female FBI agent, Olivia Dunham, who is forced to work with an institutionalized scientist, Dr. Walter Bishop, in order to rationalize a brewing storm of unexplained phenomena.
Why did these strange things happen in the first place? It all started when Walter Bishop, the scientist, had a young child named Peter Bishop (played by Joshua Jackson) who died of a cancer before Walter could come up with a cure. Loving his son too much, Walter Bishop cooked up a machine that allowed him to cross to another universe. Walter Bishop (from universe A) went to the other universe B, stole his child from his other version, “Walternate”, and then came back. The problem is, while crossing universes, Walter Bishop didn’t properly open and close the wormhole; the result is that the other universe B has now been ripped apart by a bunch of other wormholes. “Walternate” from universe B wasn’t too happy about this, so he set out to revenge and to get his son back. How? He started sending people from his universe B to our universe A to obtain intelligence and infiltrate the government. In universe B, the technology has advanced a lot more than in our universe A. Uh oh…
What’s so interesting is while these guys are traveling across universes, they don’t seem to have the ability to travel in time. Folks, that makes no sense! We are 3D creatures who live in a 3D world, walking on a timeline as the fourth dimension. You can’t simply “jump” to another universe until you live on at least the 6th dimension, folding the timeline on the 5th dimension. With me so far? What’s funny is that on the show, they have these guys called “The Observers”, who seem to have the role of making sure everything in every universe is in order. These guys have the ability to travel both in time and space, the 5th and 6th dimension, respectively.
You see, when these guys are traveling through universes, the show doesn’t really indicate whether these universes have the same origin, aka The Big Bang, or do they have different origins. If you were to live on the 7th dimension from where I live, you must come from a different origin than that of that one I do. With me so far? And to be able to “jump” from one origin-timeline to another, you must be on at least the 8th dimension, if not 9th. Folks, we’re only 1 or 2 dimensions from reaching the 10th dimensions, which is where they have string theory, and the 11th dimension, which is theory of everything. *nerdgasm*
You still with me? If you head hasn’t imploded yet, then you should REALLY start watching the show. If you’re curious about how to imagine all these dimensions, watch this video below the trailer first, and then watch the show.