I love that you think about the Internet and the Universe the same way I do. They deserve to be capitalized as the only representative samples of their type.
The above image of the Hubble Deep Field shows thousands of tiny dots in its image area. People are often confused with the idea that each of those dots are simply stars.
Au contraire, each of those dots is an entire galaxy.
Some galaxies as small as a million stars and others containing over a trillion stars, (yes, a million million (1,000,000,000,000 or 10 to the 12th power).
This image is basically a snapshot of the sky filling the area about the size of a dime. A long term photographic exposure revealing that the entire night sky is filled with galaxies just like these.
Beyond the line of sight lie majesties unimagined.
Here’s when I think we should get rid of the capitalization of the words Internet and Universe.
- When we have planetary internets that are independent of each other on separate worlds (certainly having their own porn);
- when they are connected by faster-than-light relay ansibles,
- that when activated together, allow us to create a vast transtellar information network;
- which permits the design of entire real-time virtual pocket universes;
- where humanity has another chance to learn from the simulated birth of their own created holographic universes;
- tiny universes where we track the progress of our virtual descendants who will never know they are a thought-experiment of a greater transhumanity —
- then we can lose the capitalization because we are creating them in idle abundance.
For the foreseeable future we should celebrate their current incredible uniqueness.
I am a space enthusiast and love talking about the science of cosmology and other awesome things in space. I am a complete fan of the writers and visual artists of Kurzgesagt and their “In a Nutshell Series” of Youtube videos.
Thaddeus Howze is a writer, essayist, author and professional storyteller for mysterious beings who exist in non-Euclidean realms beyond our understanding. Since they insist on constant entertainment and can’t subscribe to cable, Thaddeus writes a variety of forms of speculative fiction to appease their hunger for new entertainment.
Thaddeus’ speculative fiction has appeared in numerous anthologies: Awesome Allshorts: Last Days and Lost Ways (Australia, 2014), The Future is Short(2014), Visions of Leaving Earth (2014), Mothership: Tales of Afrofuturism and Beyond (2014), Genesis Science Fiction (2013), Scraps (UK, 2012), and Possibilities (2012).