One night, around 1-2AM EST, I was on the Portal, checking out the flash as I was checking other sites and posting in the EGB thread. Sure enough, I came across a Portal submission that intrigued me. Specifically it was this one, which you can see was not made by the author. I was about ready to flag it, but was quite intrigued by the content of the flash. The problem was, the guy that submitted it cut off the flash after only 2 out of the 10 dimensions! What a jip!
So, I decided to head over to www.tenthdimension.com to see if I could find the flash. If you check yourself, you'll see it's not exactly hard to find. One click and I was there. Keep in mind this is about 2:15 by the time I'm looking at this, and my wife is already asleep. I start watching the video, intrigued. Despite the fact that I'm not the dumbest guy in the world, understanding the fourth spatial dimension (the best example is the description of the hypercube) was always difficult. Here I am learning about ten!
Now, stay with me on this one, I know I'm a big wimp about this. If you listen to the sounds in this flash (at the beginning, end, and between each dimension's description), they're a bit spooky. Especially if you were up watching 4 episodes of Lost not an hour before. So, as this guy is talking about dimensions in which you can traverse alternate realities with all this spooky music, I get a bit spooked. Then, this dude talks about dimensions in which our entire universe can be referenced as a single point. Now I'm getting freaked. But I can't stop watching the damn thing!
So as I go to bed, my wife already sound asleep, I'm picturing all the shit from this flash in my head as i try to fall asleep, thinking about the ramifications of how big our world actually is. Ugh.
The next day, I show all this to my wife, and she's even intrigued. This dude on Newgrounds got me hooked on this idea, and it wasn't even his idea. If he did officially get a sanction from the author to post this on Newgrounds, the author did well. I had to buy the book to learn more.
So, I just got the book in the mail today from Amazon.com (only about 17 bucks with shipping), and I read the first chapter (which is basically an explanation of what is in the flash). I'm going to read more, and post my thoughts here.
In the meantime, I'd suggest checking out the tenthdimension.com website and watch that flash. You'll understand 10 dimensions of our world in 11 minutes. Granted, it's not an accepted scientific theory and it differs in thought from the standard, but it's very interesting to watch, and I'll let you know what the book is like.
Damn addicting scientific theories...