A few years back, I remember reading an article about identity crises about social media creating identity crises among people and years later we are struggling with the new concept of ‘doppelgander’. We have a Facebook page and application that help us to find out our doppelgander. Now you might be thinking what is doppelganger all about? Well, it is related to a recent trend of look-alike images of people you have been noticing on social media handles. It can be defined as a person with similar physical appearance but biologically different. Be that memes of Alia Bhatt by her look alike, identical images of Salman Khan, Virat Kohli look alike, etc. the people are anxious about locating their look-alikes. This reminded me of the conversation with my family relative; I had a few months back regarding the theory of Parallel Existence that states that there are many infinite ‘Parallel universe’ existing and cosmic patches exactly like ours exist in some other world.
The inception of this world has been the aftermath of Big Bang theory that has resulted in the astronomical theory of multiverse which believes that there is a possibility of multiple universes coexisting in space like Daughter universe, Infinite universe, Mathematical universe, Bubble universe and Parallel Universe. It is believed that in the parallel universe, taking space and time as flat as they have no shape and is believed to go forever, therefore the arrangements of the particle within the cosmic patches is expected to repeat them many times over. The number of possible particle configurations in multiple universes would be limited to 10^10^122 distinct possibilities.
Famously, physicist’s Stephen Hawking’s last paper before his death also dealt with the multiverse. The paper was published in May 2018, just a few months after Hawking’s demise. About the theory, he told Cambridge University in an interview published in The Washington Post, “We are not down to a single, unique universe, but our findings imply a significant reduction of the multiverse to a much smaller range of possible universes.”
Therefore, believing our earth to be the tiniest planet on humongous Milkyway galaxy and we being ignorant to other galaxies and universe, a lot of truth remains unknown, thus leaving us in contradiction on the theory of parallel existence as well. To be considered as intelligent species of this earth and living a life with a whim, we are happy finding our lookalikes and comparing ourselves with them and posting on social media. But what we cannot attain is their destiny and biological genes. So, somewhere, sometime and at some place, you happen to see your identical, I am sure this article will certainly make you recall, your similar clone is some other universe is living the way you live.