Originally Posted by CyberWolf575
Its really sad to see how people in this thread are so close minded. Science fiction? Who knows? Not to long ago, phones and computers were science fiction. Cars were something, one could never even begin to understand. Its called evolution. If we do not research things that might be impossible, we will never evolve.
There is a fundamental difference between all of your examples and thus multiverse stuff: the ability to generate a practical use from that knowledge. Cars were something people could not begin to understand? Nonsense...there's a reason they called it a "horseless carraige".
But what possible practical benefit can we gain from proving the existence of multiverse bubbles? I'm not poo-pooing the quest for knowledge, I just wish more effort was spent on things that can benefit us all in a more immediate sense. How about these brilliant minds figure out how to get us to Mars for less than 800 gajillion dollars and in less than 50 years? Cripes, let's figure out how to get to the next star without needing a Generation Ship...then we can deal with the next galaxy over...and may then
we'll be in a place where the next universe over makes a dang bit of difference.
The obvious rebuttle is that the research could turn into practical applications not necessarily related to the research itself, and are thus unpredictable. I accept that to a degree, but it's still ridiculous that we care about a multiverse at all. I want to see colonization of this galaxy, which will require all sorts of theoretical physics breakthroughs too. How about we focus on that? It's something we need.
I fully expect them to crack the code for immortality (right after I die, of course), at which point the world will descend into chaos if we don't find more places to put people.