an alternate universe, viewed as one of many such which have differing probabilities of existing
He lived in this probability world of his own until his death in 2874.
She had the ability to project herself to other probability worlds.
You and I may be no more than puppets in some probability world that will pinch out tomorrow.
He had suspected that the probability world his apparatus could most easily adjust him for would be one in which Germany had lost the war.
This started off as a story by Jack called ‘The Alpha Tree’, about a boy who could see into alternate universes…. I skewed Jack’s idea somewhat, building the story instead around a concept that had long fascinated me—an intuition of how easy it would be to become lost among the billions of probability-worlds that are born and die around us every second of every day.
A. E. van Vogt, in Astounding
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