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The best way to think of the universe is like a book, a really big book. The first page is the big bang and the last page is so far away we can't see what it looks like yet. The universe is everything in the book including us. It's not just the "things" that are described such as planets, galaxies, people, empty space etc. It's also the events described. Me writing this post at this time on this phone is now an event, and this "event" is now part of the universe. Every thing, every place, every event has universal Coordinates of location and time. Belfast, Ireland at 13.41 on Sunday 6th January 2019, immortal J posts on little biggy about the nature of the universe. In this sense you could say that we are creating our own universe as we go. If an alien being that exists outside of our concepts of space and time could read our book, he could go to this page, this line and see me writing this post. There could be a whole load of shit outside the book but we don't know, because we only exist within it. We can never see the front cover or the back cover. We are limited to what happens in the pages. This is our reality. The whole entire universe is just our concept of reality. We cannot even comprehend what might exist outside the front and back cover of our book.
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