6 added 6 characters in body edited Oct 11 at 21:57 Nosajimiki 11.9k11 gold badge1717 silver badges5454 bronze badges Let's pretend I have 2 doors. I am the first state(A) I make a copy, then I have 1 door left in each of 2 universes. My second state (B), and it is linked by door #1 Then using my second door, I make a copy creating resulting in 2 universes with 1 available door, and 2 with none, My third state (C) is now connected to (A) by the second door At about the same time, (B) is also opening his second door to make state (D). (B) now makes both ends. Here is where the infinity thing happens. State B which now makes both ends with inIn the exact same quantum of time as they are made, they also copy themselves. And etc... So, with this visualization we can see it is infinite because no matter how many times you "unfold it", the ends will always have a copy of the 2nd state (B) with an unopened door. For this to be an eventually terminating pattern, your outside copies would need to be 3rd, then 4th, then 5th generation copies, but you will never generate more than a second generation copy that still has a door to open. EDIT: You can also see from the visualizations that the duplication process never causes an overlapping of portals as I originally hypothesized. This means that you will not get an infinite energy buildup; so, the mirror effect should not destroy the lab causing a forced termination from a run-away interaction between the dimensions. Let's pretend I have 2 doors. I am the first state(A) I make a copy, then I have 1 door left in each of 2 universes. My second state (B), and it is linked by door #1 Then using my second door, I make a copy creating resulting in 2 universes with 1 available door, and 2 with none, My third state (C) is now connected to (A) by the second door At the same time, (B) is also opening his second door to make state (D). Here is where the infinity thing happens. State B which now makes both ends with in the exact same quantum of time as they are made, copy themselves. And etc... So, with this visualization we can see it is infinite because no matter how many times you "unfold it", the ends will always have a copy of the 2nd state (B) with an unopened door. For this to be an eventually terminating pattern, your outside copies would need to be 3rd, then 4th, then 5th generation copies, but you will never generate more than a second generation copy that still has a door to open. EDIT: You can also see from the visualizations that the duplication process never causes an overlapping of portals as I originally hypothesized. This means that you will not get an infinite energy buildup; so, the mirror effect should not destroy the lab causing a forced termination from a run-away interaction between the dimensions. Let's pretend I have 2 doors. I am the first state(A) I make a copy, then I have 1 door left in each of 2 universes. My second state (B) is linked by door #1 Then using my second door, I make a copy creating resulting in 2 universes with 1 available door, and 2 with none, My third state (C) is now connected to (A) by the second door At about the same time, (B) is also opening his second door to make state (D). (B) now makes both ends. Here is where the infinity thing happens. In the exact same quantum of time as they are made, they also copy themselves. And etc... So, with this visualization we can see it is infinite because no matter how many times you "unfold it", the ends will always have a copy of the 2nd state (B) with an unopened door. For this to be an eventually terminating pattern, your outside copies would need to be 3rd, then 4th, then 5th generation copies, but you will never generate more than a second generation copy that still has a door to open. EDIT: You can also see from the visualizations that the duplication process never causes an overlapping of portals as I originally hypothesized. This means that you will not get an infinite energy buildup; so, the mirror effect should not destroy the lab causing a forced termination from a run-away interaction between the dimensions. 5 added 78 characters in body edited Oct 11 at 21:46 Nosajimiki 11.9k11 gold badge1717 silver badges5454 bronze badges Let's pretend I have 2 doors. I am the first generation copy "A"state(A) I make a copy, then I have 1 door left in each of 2 universes. My second generation copy is "B"state (B), and it is linked by door #1 Then using my second door, I make a copy creating resulting in 2 universes with 1 available door, and 2 with none, and itMy third state (C) is my Second Generationnow connected to (BA) copies that have both unopened doors.by the second door A nanosecond latter, my copy makes a copy containingAt the following. It generates a 3rd generation copysame time, but not with an open(B) is also opening his second door to make state (D). And thenHere is where the guys atinfinity thing happens. State B which now makes both ends with in the end make their copies within nanosecondsexact same quantum of thattime as they are made, copy themselves. And etc... So, with this visualization we can see it is infinite because no matter how many times you "unfold it", the ends will always have a copy of the 2nd generationstate (B) with an unopened door. For this to be an eventually terminating pattern, your outside copies would need to be 3rd, then 4th, then 5th generation copies, but you will never generate more than a second generation copy that still has a door to open. EDIT: You can also see from my the visualizations that the duplication process never causes an overlapping of portals as I originally hypothesized. This means that you will not get an infinite energy buildup; so, the mirror effect should not destroy the lab causing a forced termination from a run-away interaction between the dimensions. Let's pretend I have 2 doors. I am the first generation copy "A" I make a copy, then I have 1 door left in each of 2 universes. My second generation copy is "B", and it is linked by door #1 Then using my second door, I make a copy creating resulting in 2 universes with 1 available door, and 2 with none, and it is my Second Generation (B) copies that have both unopened doors. A nanosecond latter, my copy makes a copy containing the following. It generates a 3rd generation copy, but not with an open door And then the guys at the end make their copies within nanoseconds of that. And etc... So, with this visualization we can see it is infinite because no matter how many times you "unfold it", the ends will always have a copy of the 2nd generation (B) with an unopened door. For this to be eventually terminating your outside copies would need to be 3rd, then 4th, then 5th generation copies, but you will never generate more than a second generation copy that still has a door to open. EDIT: You can also see from my the visualizations that the duplication process never causes an overlapping of portals as I originally hypothesized. This means that you will not get an infinite energy buildup; so, the mirror effect should not destroy the lab causing a forced termination from a run-away interaction between the dimensions. Let's pretend I have 2 doors. I am the first state(A) I make a copy, then I have 1 door left in each of 2 universes. My second state (B), and it is linked by door #1 Then using my second door, I make a copy creating resulting in 2 universes with 1 available door, and 2 with none, My third state (C) is now connected to (A) by the second door At the same time, (B) is also opening his second door to make state (D). Here is where the infinity thing happens. State B which now makes both ends with in the exact same quantum of time as they are made, copy themselves. And etc... So, with this visualization we can see it is infinite because no matter how many times you "unfold it", the ends will always have a copy of the 2nd state (B) with an unopened door. For this to be an eventually terminating pattern, your outside copies would need to be 3rd, then 4th, then 5th generation copies, but you will never generate more than a second generation copy that still has a door to open. EDIT: You can also see from the visualizations that the duplication process never causes an overlapping of portals as I originally hypothesized. This means that you will not get an infinite energy buildup; so, the mirror effect should not destroy the lab causing a forced termination from a run-away interaction between the dimensions. 4 deleted 1006 characters in body edited Oct 11 at 14:43 Nosajimiki 11.9k11 gold badge1717 silver badges5454 bronze badges Let's pretend I have 2 doors. I am the first generation copy "A" [A2]  I make a copy, then I have 1 door left in each of 2 universes. My second generation copy is "B", and it is linked by door #1 [A1][B1]  Then using my second door, I make a copy creating resulting in 2 universes with 1 available door, and 2 with none, butand it is my Second Generation copy(B) copies that hashave both unopened doors. [B1][A0][A0][B1]  A nanosecond latter, my copy makes a copy containing the following. It generates a 3rd generation copy, but not with an open door [B1][A0][A0][B0][C0][A0][A0][B1]  And then the guys at the end make their copies within nanoseconds of that. [B1][A0][A0][C0][B0][A0][A0][B0][B0][A0][A0][B0][C0][A0][A0][B1]  And [B1][A0][A0][C0][B0][A0][A0][B0][B0][A0][A0][B0][C0][A0][A0][B0][B0][A0][A0][C0][B0][A0][A0][B0][B0][A0][A0][B0][C0][A0][A0][B1]  etc... So, likewith this visualization we can mathematically see it is infinite because no matter how many times you "unfold it", the ends will always have a copy of the 2nd generation "B"(B) with an unopened door. For this to be eventually terminating your outside copies would need to be 3rd, then 4th, then 5th generation copies, but you will never generate more than a second generation copy that still has ana door to open. ===== However, math often ignoresEDIT: You can also see from my the simple realities of engineering. There is one more factor to consider which may terminatevisualizations that the loop (with extreme prejudice.) As these universes begin to unfold exponentially, you need to remember they are not mirrors butduplication process never causes an overlapping of portals as I originally hypothesized. This means that each universe is putting out its own light source. If you are looking into a portal that is simultaneously showing you millions of versions of the room you are standing in, then that 60 watt incandescent bulb in the room with you is multiplied into an incendiary blast of light. The multiplication of dimensions will compound far too fast for the Second Generation copy of yourself on either end of the chain to react, but eventuallynot get an infinite energy buildup; so, there will be a version where the pulse of light is powerful enough to kill the copies on either end before they can press the button as long as they experience enough quantum fluctuation in a single generation for light to catch up with them. Then all ofmirror effect should not destroy the millions of labs you just created will explode inlab causing a spectacular burst of light melting the gateways leaving behindforced termination from a multirun-verse of disconnected worlds, each one going on in blissful ignorance of how much the fabric of reality has just changed. Inversely, if the quantum fluctuation is too small for light to ever be able to stop a 1st generation copy, then you will create an infinitely massive convergence of matter that will collapse in on itself into an infinitely powerful black hole in an infinite number of realities making this perhapsaway interaction between the most destructive theoretical event I've ever seen on WB.SEdimensions. Let's pretend I have 2 doors. I am the first generation copy "A" [A2]  I make a copy, then I have 1 door left in each of 2 universes. My second generation copy is "B" [A1][B1]  Then I make a copy creating resulting in 2 universes with 1 door, and 2 with none, but it is my Second Generation copy that has both unopened doors. [B1][A0][A0][B1]  A nanosecond latter, my copy makes a copy containing the following. It generates a 3rd generation copy, but not with an open door [B1][A0][A0][B0][C0][A0][A0][B1]  And then the guys at the end make their copies within nanoseconds of that. [B1][A0][A0][C0][B0][A0][A0][B0][B0][A0][A0][B0][C0][A0][A0][B1]  And [B1][A0][A0][C0][B0][A0][A0][B0][B0][A0][A0][B0][C0][A0][A0][B0][B0][A0][A0][C0][B0][A0][A0][B0][B0][A0][A0][B0][C0][A0][A0][B1]  etc... So, like this we can mathematically see it is infinite because no matter how many times you "unfold it", the ends will always have a copy of the 2nd generation "B" with an unopened door. For this to be eventually terminating your outside copies would need to be 3rd, then 4th, then 5th generation copies, but you will never generate more than a second generation copy that still has an door to open. ===== However, math often ignores the simple realities of engineering. There is one more factor to consider which may terminate the loop (with extreme prejudice.) As these universes begin to unfold exponentially, you need to remember they are not mirrors but portals. This means that each universe is putting out its own light source. If you are looking into a portal that is simultaneously showing you millions of versions of the room you are standing in, then that 60 watt incandescent bulb in the room with you is multiplied into an incendiary blast of light. The multiplication of dimensions will compound far too fast for the Second Generation copy of yourself on either end of the chain to react, but eventually, there will be a version where the pulse of light is powerful enough to kill the copies on either end before they can press the button as long as they experience enough quantum fluctuation in a single generation for light to catch up with them. Then all of the millions of labs you just created will explode in a spectacular burst of light melting the gateways leaving behind a multi-verse of disconnected worlds, each one going on in blissful ignorance of how much the fabric of reality has just changed. Inversely, if the quantum fluctuation is too small for light to ever be able to stop a 1st generation copy, then you will create an infinitely massive convergence of matter that will collapse in on itself into an infinitely powerful black hole in an infinite number of realities making this perhaps the most destructive theoretical event I've ever seen on WB.SE. Let's pretend I have 2 doors. I am the first generation copy "A" I make a copy, then I have 1 door left in each of 2 universes. My second generation copy is "B", and it is linked by door #1 Then using my second door, I make a copy creating resulting in 2 universes with 1 available door, and 2 with none, and it is my Second Generation (B) copies that have both unopened doors. A nanosecond latter, my copy makes a copy containing the following. It generates a 3rd generation copy, but not with an open door And then the guys at the end make their copies within nanoseconds of that. And etc... So, with this visualization we can see it is infinite because no matter how many times you "unfold it", the ends will always have a copy of the 2nd generation (B) with an unopened door. For this to be eventually terminating your outside copies would need to be 3rd, then 4th, then 5th generation copies, but you will never generate more than a second generation copy that still has a door to open. EDIT: You can also see from my the visualizations that the duplication process never causes an overlapping of portals as I originally hypothesized. This means that you will not get an infinite energy buildup; so, the mirror effect should not destroy the lab causing a forced termination from a run-away interaction between the dimensions. 3 added 1621 characters in body edited Aug 16 at 17:09 Nosajimiki 11.9k11 gold badge1717 silver badges5454 bronze badges Post Undeleted by Nosajimiki occurred Aug 14 at 22:01 2 added 607 characters in body edited Aug 14 at 22:01 Nosajimiki 11.9k11 gold badge1717 silver badges5454 bronze badges Post Deleted by Nosajimiki occurred Aug 14 at 21:46 1 answered Aug 14 at 21:32 Nosajimiki 11.9k11 gold badge1717 silver badges5454 bronze badges