Thursday, June 26, 2014

Seriously, Eat, Drink and be Merry

Before we discuss the end of our universe, I'd like to announce the winner of the fabulous bloghop that just ended. 

Laurel Lasky has won the funniest book I've ever written: Worst Week Ever

(Which is on sale right now for those of you prone to jealously.)

I would like to thank everyone for helping me decide on my book covers and name. I'll be using my name (Liza O'Connor) and the  more vivacious covers  of choice 2. Without your input I would have gone a totally different direction.
Now, let's just hope the universe is around when I'm ready to publish Outbound in 2015.

Unfortunately, I discovered a dire and worrisome article in Scientific American talking about building a larger collider. 

This was a classic case about burying the lead!

Theorist John Ellis recently confirmed the weight of the Higgs and the top quark. Great news, right? Now we've not only confirmed Higgs exists, but we've got it's mass down. We should be happy, right?

We should be happy, but not for the reason you think. We should be focused on family, friends, having a great time, being kind, laughing, doing all the things we have on our bucket list, seeing all the sights we want.


Because theory says all those lunatics predicting the end of the world could be right. But it's not just our world at danger (which probably explains why the tardegrades haven't left our planet). Turns out the entire universe could disappear any second now. Why?

Because, in theory, the mass of the Higgs and the quark places the universe on the edge of catastrophic instability.  At any time, the vacuum could drop to a lower level, changing the laws of physics that are the foundation of our universe.  When that happens, everything could cease to exist in a blink of an eye. 

For the real, bury the lead, article from Scientific American go here.  You will think I gave you the wrong article because they talk about getting a bigger collider. That's just them burying the lead.

Personally, I'm relieved annihilation will be instantaneous: They'll be no famines, screaming people, riots, zombies or anything else. 

On the bad side, you won't have the chance to say goodbye to those you love. So do it now. Be kind and loving every moment you can, because theoretically, the probability of tomorrow just diminished significantly. And unlike the tortured destruction of global warming, this will be an on/off switch. No suffering, no time for regrets. We'll just cease to exist in a collapse of matter.

Now you would think this would be top news of the day, but I've not heard a word.

However, if I'm right about a multi-verse, then this type of collapsing may be going on all the time with statistically similar universes collapsing into one.

Which means you still need to worry about Global Warming since many versions of you will continue to exist even if this universe blinks out of existence. 

Do you think that's why no one is freaking out that the Universe could disappear any second now? Do we inherently know our other selves will go on. Or is the possibility of annihilation, with no way to stop it, too much to conceive or deal with?

I have always contended statistically similar universes have to become one. Otherwise, the smallest of actions would require a whole new universe. And frankly, I don't believe in infinity. I believe physics operate in a finite, albeit large space bubble. And the only way multi-verses can coexist in this space is by constant destruction of universes to allow room for the constant creation of new universes.

This self-destruction system embedded into our universe (and I expect all other universes) is a necessary requirement to allow for future expansion.

Which means you might not even notice when your universe disappears since there are other universes out there that are very similar and when the two collapse into one, the only thing you might incur is a sense of Deja Vue or Precognition from minor time shifts. I have those all the time.

I use this theory in my New World Series, in which I hope to publish in 2015...if I'm a writer in my other universes.

But just in case the other me is not a writer, buy my books now, so you won't miss out. 

Oh wait, in this universe, I've yet to publish my sci-fi novels. I intend to start in 2015. So let's just keep our fingers crossed...


  1. We can but hope!
    I always thought it was 'lede' when used the way you have.
    Thanks for sharing, but can you find more positive things? All this doom and gloom doesn't suit you very well.

  2. Wow...and I was already depressed.

    1. Don't be depressed, be happy and enjoy your life while you can.

  3. I've lived through two End of the Worlds already...whats one more. Right?

    I hope in your new world, there are no dishes. Or laundry. Ever.

    Just saying.

    1. Since the universes we'll collapse into are very similiar to ours, there will be.

  4. I'm going to enjoy my time with my family and puppies. Life is too short anyway. I could have been hit by a truck today. Nothing lasts forever. Things change all the time.

    1. Yes, puppies and family are good things to focus on.

  5. Interesting, but we should always live life to the fullest.

  6. Quite a lot to lay on us with most of summer still to go, Liza. :) Stephen King wrote about a similar thing in his Dark Tower series. Multiple universes. And when a character died, they re-emerged in another universe. I wonder if King read similar articles years ago?

    Anyway, I'll try to spend more time with my loved ones (but after being with them 24/7 all last week at Disney, I think I'm good for now).

    I keep wondering what you'll come up with next, Liza. :)

  7. I never read that series.I'll argue we don't reemerge in another universe, but combine with it. If the two me are greatly different, then the result will be schizophrenia and I'll end up in an asylum where I keep insisting I'm someone else and I talk to people who have no existence in this world. If I'm similar with the one I combine with, I just suffer deja vue or precognitive moments.

    I hope


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