The biggest mystery about the history of our universe is what happened before the big bang. Where did our universe come from? Nearly a century ago, Albert Einstein sought steady-state alternatives to the big bang model. This, since a beginning in time was not philosophically compelling to his mind.
There are now a variety of conjectures in the scientific literature about our cosmic origins, including ideas that our universe emerged from a vacuum fluctuation, or that it is cyclical with repeated periods of contraction and expansion, or that it was selected by the anthropic principle outside the landscape of the theory of multiverse strings – where, as MIT cosmologist Alan Guth says “everything that can happen will happen… an infinite number of times”, or that emerged from the collapse of matter inside a black hole.
A less explored possibility is that our universe was created in the laboratory of an advanced technological civilization. Since our universe has a flat geometry with a net energy of zero, an advanced civilization could have developed a technology that created a child universe from nothing through quantum tunneling.
A Harvard University scientist has surprised with his theory according to which our universe was created in a laboratory by a higher life form. Foreign media quote Professor Avi Loeb, author of several best-selling books and former head of the astronomy department at Harvard, wrote an article in Scientific American this week suggesting that the universe may have been formed by a “technological civilization of advanced”.
If such a thing were to be proven, then the origin story would unify the religious idea of a creator with the secular idea of quantum gravity.
“Since our universe has a flat geometry with a net zero energy, an advanced civilization may have developed a technology that created a child universe out of nothing through quantum tunneling,” says Loeb.
One of the ideas he presents in the article in support of his assertions is that of the classification system of civilizations. Thus, according to him, in a low-level technological civilization, people are ranked at the level of class C (or a civilization that depends on its star “. The highest level or class A includes those who manage to create universe-children in the laboratory, what they did according to him, more advanced.