Walking through doorways causes forgetting, new research shows // News // Notre Dame News // University of Notre Dame.
I just came across the above-short Notre Dame article. Kooky as it sounds upon first glance, it actually marks a fascinating discovery. Definitely well worth the three-minute read. That said, however, I really have no clear idea what it means, (which is exactly what's so exciting about it!).
If we can figure out how to harness the mental change of state/event horizon that occurs as we pass through doorways... we may eventually be able to collapse all space and time with our minds. Which is to say worms-holes and time-machines are perhaps not just the far-off pipe dreams of stoners and dystopian sci-fi writers.
The universe is made of atoms. We're made of atoms. From the biggest to the smallest things that ever were, are, or will ever be... we're all made of the same basic stuff. So I see no reason why we can't some day travel across all space and time as fast as any atom. It is less about figuring out how to get 'from here to there,' and more about being 'everywhere at once'.
Think about life. Not just for what it is, but for what it can be going forward. The practical application of string theory is potentially already within us.