Luisa Lotero Pérez 12ºA
“What would happen if, for some reason we ignored, somebody unlocked 100% of the cerebral capacity?”. The most famous question from the film Lucy. A very interesting topic to think about for most people and, for me, just the tip of the iceberg. From shows and movies like Dark and Interstellar to books that claim everything is a calculable process, like “Homo Deus”, my interest in space, matter, time and their existence just keeps growing.
Most of us were taught in school about Aristotle, Galileo, Copernicus, Keppler, Newton, Einstein and some even Stephen Hawking, and they all developed historical discoveries: the spherical Earth, the heliocentric model, the telescope, planet orbitals, gravity, time relativity, the theory of black holes. But from all these theories and development came the most captivating ones in my opinion, the Einstein-Rosen bridges, or wormholes, as they are commonly known. When I tapped into this, at first it sounded crazy, but after reading a few papers about it, it started to make sense. The basic explanation is that wormholes are very alike to blackholes, only the last have a dead end as they absorb everything that is too close, even light, and the first connect two realities, and even light can pass through. And by two realities I mean one can be like the one you’re in right now, and the other one can be in a different place, time, or both, to which you can travel instantly through the bridge.
It is a theory that science has not proven yet, as it is real only on paper, but no one has ever caught a glimpse of it. The idea was introduced first by German scientist Karl Schwarzschild but was discarded and proven impossible; years later, Albert Einstein and Nathan Rosen developed a similar theory based on time and space relativity theories. If it were true that time and space changed depending on the universe’s conditions, then the theory of wormholes could be possible, even though that does not necessarily mean they would exist. To think we could be transported into a different reality, a parallel universe in which time could run backwards, matter could have different conditions and other incredible events could happen is just so breath taking. But as fascinating as it sounds, some scientists argue that it would be impossible for humans to travel through them because our bodies aren’t built for it – bummer. Imagine what it would mean for humanity to discover a way to travel safely though time and space: we would definitely be able to unlock more than a three-dimensional realm, and we have already taken the first steps with this theory.
Even though there is no one that I know – at least, for now – that is well-versed in this topic, I have done intensive research and tried to understand wormholes to the best of my ability, and have yet to learn about the latest theory: traversable holes. Nonetheless, the theory is just that, a theory, and still manages to absorb me because of the possibilities it proposes. If we could only tap into that 100% of our brain capacity, or at least a 40%, I think we could expand into a five-dimensional reality and strive for that inter-universe travel. But, let’s first reach the 20%.