Mr. Nobody, Really Something

Mr. Nobody ArtworkFew movies have struck me the way that Mr. Nobody has. What a brilliant and thought provoking story by Jaco Van Dormael:

A boy stands on a station platform as a train is about to leave. Should he go with his mother or stay with his father? Infinite possibilities arise from this decision. As long as he doesn’t choose, anything is possible.

I have a bit of a fascination with the concept of time, brought on by Ray Kurzweil’s The Age of Spiritual Machines, and Lee Smolin’s Time Reborn. I am also both fascinated and terrified by the Oscillating Universe Theory, which this movie lightly explores.

I would definitely recommend hunkering down and watching Mr. Nobody.

2 thoughts on “Mr. Nobody, Really Something

  1. My father became interested in the oscillating universe in the months before he died. Are there scientific reasons to believe in external recurrence? For him, it all hinged on the amount of dark matter in the universe. An eternally expanding, then contracting and exploding universe is a tidy thing, as far as he was concerned. It made more sense than expansion followed by nothing. When the universe collapses, and time reverses, he joked, are the psychics going to be the people who can remember their past?

    If the universe oscillates, does that make time God’s yo yo string – how’s that for string theory? Lol.

  2. I will never be able to read about string theory, and not think of the God’s yo-yo joke now. Ha.

    Amazing Jim. Thank you for sharing. Take care.

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