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  1. qwark profile image61
    qwarkposted 8 years ago

    Could "life" exist at either the micro or macro ends of a "googolplex?"
    Post reasons pls.

    1. Glenn Stok profile image99
      Glenn Stokposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      A googolplex is a very large number. 10 to the power of a googol where a googol is 1 with 100 zeros after it. Even though a googolplex is a very large number, it's still nowhere near infinity. With infinite possibilities the chance of finding life is mathematically very high.

      So why can't we expect to find intelligent life out there in our lifetime?  The answer is because we humans exist in a very short period of time. A micro section of time. Now if you consider a macro strategy of finding life then the possibility of a discovery increases. But it still eludes us as that discovery of life will most certainly exist somewhere else along the infinite time-line well beyond a googolplex.

      1. qwark profile image61
        qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        yes, we do exist for a very short period of time which makes travel and discovery, even within the limits of our galaxy improbable...Unless we can "bend" the time dimension and shorten distances by finding "wormholes."
        Most don't realize that the distance travelled at "light" speed of 1 light year, equals about 6 trillion earth miles!
        I am of the belief that micro and macro are relative.
        Of course a "googolplex" comes nowhere near being infinity.
        "We" could be existing somewhere toward either end since "infinity" cannot be defined.
        Of course we haven't considered the many dimensional potential existences when one studies the complexities of the TOE!
        I like the way your mind works.
        Thanks for the very reasoned reply..:-)

  2. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 8 years ago


    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Just trying to inspire some "unusual" thought and resonses...:-)

  3. wyanjen profile image82
    wyanjenposted 8 years ago

    A googolplex is as close to infinity as the number 1 is.

    1. qwark profile image61
      qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Wyan"
      Yep correct!

  4. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 8 years ago

    Wish it anyway possible, i need lot of time to bend in my favour neutral

  5. Glenn Stok profile image99
    Glenn Stokposted 8 years ago

    qwark, The thoughts you bring up are very interesting to think about. It is true that there is no way to know if we are near either end of time or somewhere in the middle. And we can complicate this even more by considering that time may not be linear at all. If wormholes do exist then time and space may be much more complicated than simply four dimensions that are at 90 degrees from one another. Imagine traveling through a wormhole to not only get to another location in 3 dimensions, but to also travel in the 4th dimension (time). And who's to say that we may be able to, or not able to, travel backwards. Sorry for the 2-day delay with my reply to your reply. I like the way your mind works too. Perhaps we might keep this going.


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