This June, No Man’s Sky will be released on the 21st of the month. This is one of those games that I can’t wait to get my game on. The game is about an almost infinite galaxies and planets that you can travel to and explore. From what I’d heard the travel between planets and galaxies is seamless. An open world where wonders and monsters await, and each trip can be randomly dangerous. If not prepare ahead, your next trip in No Man’s Sky may be a trip to hell.
Enough about the game, because I want to focus on something else entirely in this blog post. I mentioned No Man’s Sky, because the game is special and unique since it would almost indefinitely generate new instances of parts of the universe that you travel through in your spaceship. This means game assets and whatnot are going to be randomly created all the time through an algorithm. This makes me wonder perhaps our real universe is also infinite.
When we escaped the planet earth, we suddenly realized the surmise of round earth is true. We see galaxies, but we can’t get there. We can’t really see the edge of the universe, because a simplest, smallest distance between earth and another planet is already too huge. Just imagine an ant craws across a hill, and this ant must have thought that the hill is a galaxy. How would the ant know that there is a universe in which humans are aim to travel across, right?
Imagine the real universe is also being instantly generated indefinitely, thus us humans would probably never be able to see the real edge of the universe. Because, the edge of the universe would also be expanded farther and farther with no end in sight. What if there are multiple universes that would never allow one realm to travel to another, but these realms are so different and have infinite generated instances? Imagine the laws of physics would be so different from one realm to another.
I think as human civilization gets bolder with space, one day we may do No Man’s Sky for real. Right now I can’t wait to play No Man’s Sky on PC, but our human civilization can’t wait to escape this space region. I think nuclear power and the likes are progress, but only if us humans can be civilized. Such technologies can catapult us humans out of this space region and go interstellar. Nonetheless, we may go extinct if we can’t be civilized among ourselves.