By David Docekal, Editor The Hypercapitalist
I’ve been watching the TV show Fringe and catching up on all the episodes I haven’t seen. It is really not a bad show. In fact, the science behind some of the fiction is based on actual theories in the science community. Of course some of it seems a little “out there” but remember, it is TV.
When the main characters begin traveling to the alternate universe, I started thinking about how an alternate Earth could be used to our advantage. There are plenty of resources over there that we could use. Why not setup a doorway in the ocean for ships to travel back & forth to bring useful matter from the other side?
From what I’ve seen of the show, the Earth in the alternate reality is pretty much like ours. There is plenty of oil, coal and other elements just waiting to be harvested. The inhabitants of the other Earth shall be duly compensated for their labor in helping us prepare the resources for shipment. It probably would not be substantial compensation as traveling to another dimension would expectedly hurt profit margins.
Now bringing all of these resources to our side would cause some distress to our friendly neighborhood physicist. This is because universes have a way of balancing each other out. This is called the equal-mass rule. Mass traveling to our side would have to made up some how on the other.
I propose a Hypercapitalist solution to this: Send them our trash.
Old appliances, junked out cars, food wrappers. Anything. It would be a very specialized job for someone to calculate the amount of valuable resources and compensate with trash.
Where would they put this trash?
The people of the other earth have much more advanced technology…. they’ll figure out what to do with it.
All things being equal: Lets send ’em our junk!