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What if the theorized dark matter that causes space to expand and pull objects away from each other
and the curvature of space makes it impossible to escape it.This curved shape could be spherical or toroidal;
I had this thought earlier today. What if the theorized dark matter that causes space to expand and pull objects away from each other actually surrounds the universe, and it's happening because of entropy? Essentially, there's this giant border of dark matter at the edge of the universe that makes the percieved size of space appear infinite when it's not; and the curvature of space makes it impossible to escape it.This curved shape could be spherical or toroidal; and may even have a 4-dimensional velocity we perceive as time.
A better explanation of what I'm saying, imagine that you're the designer of a virtual universe with true ai and want to convince it that the universe is infinite. Two options you have are space curvature (which only works if the ai doesn't move in a perfect straight line) and fuzzy logic. Basically, the fuzzy logic approach is to create a field of a certain substance (or lack thereof) that the concentration of which is equivalent to distance. So, the further they move into it, the more and more vast space appears. But, if they really did move in the same direction for a long enough time, they would wrap around. It's like the never-ending staircase in Mario64.
I don't believe in intelligent design at all. I'm just a programmer and looking at problems from an outside perspective is how I attempt to solve them. Eg. A few months ago, while explaining multidimensional rendering to some friends, I began to think about hyperfluid dynamics and how solids can be considered as very viscous fluids. While trying to figure out how it could be rendered, I had the image of 3d oil droplets in 4d fluid pop into my head; and realized that through oscillation and Newtonian forces, the solid objects could manuever themselves; and as a side effect could recreate many of the quantum level effects like the observer effect of the double slit experiment and tunneling. I found out about a week ago that such a theory already exists, and it's known as pilot theory. There have already been experiments done, but for some really dumb reason, physicists are rejecting the idea in spite of the proof. (probably out of fear that they would have to unlearn the concept of uncertainty)