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October 15, 2018

A new spin on vertigo

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A couple months ago I had a short spell — perhaps 15 seconds long — of vertigo, my first ever.

I was lying down reading at the time, so it was easy to distinguish from the lightheadedness and dizziness that happens when I stand up after sitting or lying down for a while.

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I've been thinking about that episode of vertigo ever since.

It was remarkable to me, so out of my control and persisting even after I closed my eyes.

Could vertigo be a door to the multiverse?

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Who's to say all the apparent dizziness in this world isn't instead bewilderment at rapidly entering and leaving a series of parallel worlds?

And who's to say that when the vertigo stopped I was still in the same world as when it began?

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Because everyone in every world believes theirs is the only real world.

For further exploration of this idea, I recommend "The Man in the High Castle" Season 3,

which centers on the existence of parallel worlds and what it might be like to move between them.

Wait a sec... what's that music I'm hearing?

October 15, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


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