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For those curious, the donut shaped universe shown isn't what the theoretical universe model actually looks like,

What it represents is an "asteroids like" geometry of a two dimensional universe where exiting one "side" brings you to a corresponding point on the other.

The proposed donut geometry of the universe is what's called a 3-roid or 3-tauroid, which is basically the same idea as the asteroids like 2D universe but for a prism instead of a rectangle. Meaning that our ability to return to the starting point is based on the fact that we are moving along a 3-D "surface" of a 4th dimensional object, the way the Asteroids ship loops back to the start by moving across the 2-dimensional surface of a 3-D geometry.

Part of me wonders if this means that the actual boundaries of the universe are at 0+ and 0- along the W/A axis in 4-D space, and if that means that every character who has some power related to moving in 4-D space would actually just fall out of space and time if they ever tried using their abilities for real.

What.

This but the donut is 4d so that 3d things can move around on it (I think...)

So a donut just like in the picture? Homer was rights the earth isn't flat but donut shaped

to me at least, the picture made it look like the galaxies and stuff were inside the "bread" of the donut, as opposed to being "frosting" on the surface.

kinda makes you wonder if this was a practice universe or something

I asked ChatGPT to explain it to me and it came up with this:

This description is discussing a theoretical concept where the universe is shaped like a donut, known as a "3-roid" or "3-tauroid". In this model, moving through the universe is akin to navigating a 3D surface of a 4D object, similar to how a spaceship in a 2D video game wraps around when reaching the edge of the screen. The suggestion of characters with 4D movement abilities falling out of space and time is a speculative idea based on this theoretical framework.

I told chatgpt to go fuck itself and it came up with this:

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I asked my arse and it said:

ooooooooooooooouuuuuuh

I think they covered what happens when you get to one side of the universe and keep going in a different episode

"it's somewhere I haven't been before" "The shower"

"It's like he just disappeared in to fat air."

Fun fact: 1782¹² + 1841¹² = 1922¹² is an incorrect equation, per Fermat's last theorem.

They put that equation there because some of the writers of the episode have a mathematical background, and they knew it was wrong, but the error is so relatively small that if someone writes that in a normal calculator they'll get the equality. So basically an easter egg for someone that knows about Fermat's last theorem.

If its anything like moving on the z axis of a 2D game you just will seem to pop out of existence or you'll draw over other people and objects.

I forgot about this paper, but I am toying with a spacetime hypothesis where it and your notes are on point. Well, except for the end.