The Bright Side

If you believe Hugh Everett's "many worlds interpretation" of quantum physics, then you believe there are an infinite number of parallel universes and that in this multiverse, every alternative history and future exists, so-- though the odds are 1 in 18.5 quintillion . . . or perhaps a bit less, depending on your strategy and how you calculate-- somewhere in one of these universes, you have filled out a perfect bracket . . . so don't despair, look on the bright side (but seriously, Syracuse, Texas, and Pitt? . . . for a brief and shining moment I was in such good shape . . . second place in a 100 plus person pool).

6 comments:

Igor said...

But in this universe, I guessed two songs in a row in the CD shuffle game, which had much longer odds against. (Math wasn't my strong suit.)

Dave said...

in your mathematical world, quintillion must come after six hundred.

Igor said...

600? Six discs, each averaging, say, 12 songs, twice in a row? I think we said 1 in 7200. Which comes right after 999 quintillion.

And every lady that was there was duly impressed.

rob said...

you ate a single taco yesterday? the fuck is wrong with you?

zman said...

It's actually one in 5184 (1 in 72^2).

/puts away sliderule

Dave said...

wow-- nerdville around here. i usually don't get ANY tacos at this place-- sentence coming.

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