What is sustaining the Universe? Why doesn't it just blink out of existence?

What is sustaining the Universe? Why doesn't it just blink out of existence?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i don't know what you mean by sustaining. It just is. For some reason light exists. It always expands without beginning or end in cycles of infinite time. When the light cools into matter it expands until no more mass reaches infinity and then recondenses into matter again, expands, rinse repeat. Who knows why light exists.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      in fact i was thinking the way sleep waking happens is a holographic fractal of what the universe is. Infinite darkness, then you exist. You are sleeping in non being then suddenly are awake as being. Each day is like this. You fall asleep into non being. Infinite time may as well pass then suddenly for no reason at all you are awake and the world is full of light. Same with the cosmos. Infinite nothing, sudden burst of light and color which expands into infinte darkness then repeats itself in another big bang after infinite darkness.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >light cools into matter

      /sci/, is this right? It sounds like it could be plausible, but on the other hand it sounds like ChatGPT hallucinations. I need someone to confirm this.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No, it's pure gibberish.

  2. 1 month ago
    Cult of Passion

    The universe burrowed energy from nothing to create something. It doesn't exist to an outside observer, we only perceive it because we are part of it. The universe will disappear faster than light the moment the last sentient being dies.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    If it's a simulation then I guess they could possibly just switch it off at any moment

    • 1 month ago
      Cult of Passion

      But how is the simulation sustained?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        because it's likely outside the universe, it could operate in some unknown way. I would be surprised if it was standard binary with transistors or something

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      What if it happens one day, right before you sneeze?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I sneezed so hard the other day that I thought the simulation might end. Was a close call I guess

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          maybe it did end

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Oh it is about to blink out of existence, just that a blink in those timescales is forever for us

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    the universe is being sustained by a child in oklahoma who is in a coma. he's dreaming the universe into existence.
    the day that child wakes up or dies the universe will cease to exist as well

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Does the child exist in this universe?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        yes, he lives in oklahoma. i thought about killing him because I'm too tired of life and I want it to end already, but in the end I wasn't brave enough

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          How does a dream of a being sustain himself and an entire universe into existence while another figment of his own dream be able to kill him?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            it all comes down to quantum gravity and string theory. the quantum effects of strings produce a field that permeates the entire universe, and this field is powered by dreams in someone's brain.
            every person who sleeps creates an universe into existence, but most people generate parallel universes that we can't touch and it's this one guy in oklahoma the one who is creating the world iñwe are currently in

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically, God made it, and it will "blink out" in a sense at the final judgment.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    fingers on fingers

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Energy can be pulled from nothing if balanced with negative gravitational potential energy. This is the inherent nature of "nothing", true nothing does not exist.

    This pulling of energy from nothing mechanism fuels the inflaton field which causes expansion of space. Sometimes the field collapses locally and shits out a ton of its energy to form a big bang-like event.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      is this entropic?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yes. More space = more possible configurations which is higher entropy.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          ah yes, the fampus expansing cylinder with gas comes to mind...
          and whats the direct entropy effect of the positive energy pulling?
          Is this what was proposed with that idea that gravity was just the second law of thermodynamics?

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OP, it does blink out of existence. Then it blinks back into existence. Happens very fast. Fortunately for us we tend to blink in synchronization, so we never notice. Until something fricks up and we go out of synchronization. Which is unfortunately permanent. That is what we call "death".

    Okay so when you are facing impending death, like maybe falling off a very tall building, try your very hardest to blink back into synchronization at the very instant you hit the ground.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Uh actually it just blinked in and out yesterday. Science is wacky like that sometimes!

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It is sustaining itself, it cannot blink out of existence because it is existence. Small chunks are popping in and out all the time.

    There are some events that you might consider a sort of reset, like false vacuum decay, but the universe itself will be allright.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because the observer ~~*you*~~ wouldn't observe it blinking out of existence. Hence the only thing the observer ~~*you*~~ can experience is a universe that does not.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anger

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because the fundamental constants are the values they are, this is why multiverse theory makes a lot of sense, these values are the few that can sustain stable universes for trillions of years, just like with Earth, everything is "just right" for complexity and stability with a bit of entropy

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >just like with Earth
      What I mean by that is Earth/Sol are just one of many billions of solar systems

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, multiverses by way of eternal inflation. See

      Energy can be pulled from nothing if balanced with negative gravitational potential energy. This is the inherent nature of "nothing", true nothing does not exist.

      This pulling of energy from nothing mechanism fuels the inflaton field which causes expansion of space. Sometimes the field collapses locally and shits out a ton of its energy to form a big bang-like event.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Vishnu, obviously

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