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== Overview ==
 
== Overview ==
  
The Quantum Mirror is a device discovered by Dr. Daniel Jackon during a mission to P3R-233.  After accidently activating the mirror and returning to Earth, Dr. Jackson found himself at another version of the Stargate Program.
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The quantum mirror is an alien device of unknown origin that transports a person from one reality to another by touching it.  
  
The Dr. Samantha Carter of that reality deduced that the Quantum Mirror was a device that permited instantaneous travel between two alternate realities.
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The mirror is approximately 7 feet tall by 3 feet wide and about a foot wide with a wide base. It is irregularly shaped and formed from naquadah (a quartizite metal that is not found on Earth). The smooth surface looks like a mirror on first glance, but is actually a portal displaying an alternate universe.  
  
".. for every possible universe, there are an infinite number of variations, diverging at every choice we make like forks in a road..." (3.06 "Point Of View")
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The quantum mirror was discovered by Dr. Daniel Jackon during a mission to P3R-233. After accidently activating the mirror and returning to Earth, Dr. Jackson found himself at another version of the Stargate Program.
 
 
"..there a infinite number of alternate realities. Some are very different, and some are almost identical." (1.20 "There But For The Grace Of God.")
 
  
It is unknown what race developed the mirror, though the mirror is made of naquadah (a quartizite metal that is not found on Earth).  After Dr. Jackson's initial trip through the Mirror, SGC retrieved the Quantum Mirror and brought it back to the SGC. It was moved to a secret storage area in a Nellis High Security lock-up (Area 51). Where it remained until Dr. Samantha Carter and Major Charles Kawalsky came through it from yet another reality. The Mirror was moved back to the SGC under heavy guard.  They brought a controller with them, which was convenient considering the original controller was destroyed in the first alternate reality.
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After Dr. Jackson's returned through the mirror to his own reality, SGC retrieved the device and brought it back to the SGC. It was moved to a secret storage area in a Nellis High Security lock-up (Area 51). It remained there until Dr. Samantha Carter and Major Charles Kawalsky came through it from yet another reality. The quantum mirror was moved back to the SGC under heavy guard.  Dr. Carter brought a controller with her from her reality, which was convenient considering the original controller was destroyed in the first alternate reality.
  
 
Note:  The term "alternate reality" and "alternate universe" are used inter-changably.
 
Note:  The term "alternate reality" and "alternate universe" are used inter-changably.
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== How the Quantum Mirror Works ==
 
== How the Quantum Mirror Works ==
  
The Quantum Mirror is made of naquadah (a quartzite metal that's not found on Earth and the same material as the stargates.)
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A hand-held controller is required to activate and control the mirror.  When the mirror is "off," the surface is non-reflective.  When it is on, it displays the alternate universe.
  
The mirror requires a hand-held controller to activate and control the device. When the mirror is off, the surface is non-reflective.  When it is on, it displays the alternate universe.
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The controller allows the user to "dial" through the connected universes. Through the mirror, the user can view the surroundings of the "receiving" quantum mirror.
  
The device allows the user to "dial" through the connected universes. The view of surroundings of the "receiving" quantum mirror is displayed.
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When a person touches the mirror, there is a flash of light, an electical shock, and they are transported into the selected alternate universe and are now looking through the mirror at their originating universe.
  
When the person touches the mirror, there is a flash of light, an electical shock, and they are tranported into the selected alternate universe and are now looking through the mirror at their originating universe.
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As long as they are turned on, the mirrors connect the same two realities. If one of the quantum mirrors is "turned off" then the mirror "loses" its place and needs to be redialed to find your originating universe. The controller's dial determines the increments of change.
  
As long as it is turned on, the mirrors are connect the same two realities. If the quantum mirror is "turned off" Then the mirror is reset and you need to dial again to find your originating universe. You can control the increments of change with the controller's dial.
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As the quantum mirror is made of naquadah, it suggests that it is able to absorb and hold a great deal of energy. The flash of light and the "electrical shock" that occurs when the mirror is touched, indicates energy us being released as the transfer is initated.
  
=== The Therory of Quantum Realities ===
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=== The Theory of the Multiverse ===
Every action creates an alternate universe.
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[[Image:workinprogress.jpg|left]]
  
=== Dangers Using the Quantum Mirror ===
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The theory of multiverse suggests that the universe is constantly splitting into multiple universes. It is suggested that one trigger for these splits are the very decisions we make.
If a person stays in an alternate reality where they have a living counterpart, for more than 48 hours, they begin to experience "entropic cascade failure" on the cellular level. It is caused by the increased entropy of two people existing in the same reality. The visiting person literally begin to distort and come apart at the cellular level. The effect looks like a video that has gone out of focus. It is very painful. The more time passes, the worse it gets and will eventually cause the visitor's death.
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From the point of creation, every action created a divergence and an alternate reality.  
  
==Differences in Alternate Realties==
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".. for every possible universe, there are an infinite number of variations, diverging at every choice we make like forks in a road..." (3.06 "Point Of View")
  
===Reality 1 (1.20 "There But For The Grace Of God")===
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"..there a infinite number of alternate realities. Some are very different, and some are almost identical." (1.20 "There But For The Grace Of God.")
[[Image:12005.jpg|thumb|178px|Teal'c - First Prime and General O'Neill]] [[Image:12003.jpg|thumb|178px|Dr. Carter, Dr. Jackson, and Maj. Kawalsky]]
 
* Daniel Jackson had not joined the Stargate Program and was killed during the attack on Cairo.
 
* Samantha Carter had not joined the military but was part of the program.
 
* Catherine Langford was still part of the Stargate program
 
* General Jack O'Neill is in charge of the SGA
 
* Dr. Carter and Gen. O'Neill are engaged.
 
* Hammond is a Colonel.
 
* Teal'c is still first prime of Aphophis and led the invasion of the SGA. He wears a top knot.
 
* Chulac had never been visited.
 
* Abydos' gateroom was destroyed during the first mission and the cartouche room with all the gate addresses was never found.
 
* Aphophis invaded earth from ships. Earth knew of the invasion for six months but were unable to stop it.
 
* The Self Destruct destroyed the SGA, killing Carter, Langford, and Teal'c.  Hammond, Harriman, and O'Neill were already dead.
 
* Their teams did not find a quantum mirror on P3X-233.
 
  
  
  
 
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=== Dangers Using the Quantum Mirror ===
===Reality 2 (3.06 "Point of View")===
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If a person stays in an alternate reality where they have a living counterpart, for more than 48 hours, they begin to experience "entropic cascade failure" on the cellular level. It is caused by the increased entropy of two people existing in the same reality. The visiting person literally begin to distort and come apart at the cellular level. The effect looks like a video that has gone out of focus. It is very painful. The more time passes, the worse it gets and will eventually cause the visitor's death.
[[Image:30601.jpg|thumb|178px|Dr. Samantha Carter]]
 
[[Image:30602.jpg|thumb|178px|Maj. Kawalsky]]
 
* Dr. Samanantha Carter had not joined the Air Force.
 
* Major Charles Kawalsky was still alive and is O'Neill's "best friend."
 
* The Goa'uld attacked Earth from ships.
 
* Dr. Daniel Jackson was not part of the Stargate Program.
 
* Their team found a quantum mirror on P3X-233 and their scientists learned to use it.
 
* Colonel Jack O'Neill was killed 3 days before Carter and Kawalsky escaped. He was killed in front of Apophis.
 
* Carter and O'Neill are married and celebrated their anniversary "a few weeks ago" with a quiet dinner for two at home. Just as the Goa'uld were entering the solar system.
 
* They had not contacted the Asgard.
 
* Teal'c is still first prime to Apophis and has a small beard.
 
* There is no mention of Catherine Langford.
 
* Hammond is a general and is captured and tortured by Anubis for information about the Beta Site.
 
 
 
  
  
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== References in Episodes ==
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* 1.20 "There But For The Grace Of God" - Dr. Jackson discovers the Quantum Mirror on P3R-233. He is transported to an alternate reality where he did not join the Stargate program and Earth is being invaded by Aphophis.
  
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* 1.21 "Politics"  - Dr. Jackson tries to convince Senator Kinsey that the Goa'uld are on their way based on his experience through the Quantum Mirror.
  
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* 1.22 "Within The Serpent's Grasp Part 1" - SG-1 goes to the address Dr. Jackson brought back from the alternate reality.
  
== References in Other Episodes ==
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* 5.04 "The Fifth Man" - Confused by their conflicting memories, Dr. Jackson suggests that the situation could have been caused by the Quantum Mirror. The idea was dismissed.
=== 1.22 "Politics" ===
 
Dr. Jackson tries to convince Senator Kinsey that the Goa'uld are on their way based on his experience through the Quantum Mirror.
 
 
 
=== 1.22 "Within The Serpent's Grasp Part 1" ===
 
SG-1 goes to the address Dr. Jackson brought back from the alternate reality.
 
 
 
=== 5.04 "The Fifth Man" ===
 
Confused by their conflicting memories, Dr. Jackson suggests that the situation could have been caused by the Quantum Mirror. The idea was dismissed.
 
  
 
== Related Episodes ==
 
== Related Episodes ==
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* [[George Hammond]]
 
* [[George Hammond]]
 
* [[P3R-233]]
 
* [[P3R-233]]
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== Related Resources ==
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([http://www.thebigview.com/spacetime/questions.html Is Our Universe Unique]).
  
 
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--[[User:Torvac|Torvac]] 21:39, 3 Mar 2005 (PST)
 
--[[User:Torvac|Torvac]] 21:39, 3 Mar 2005 (PST)

Revision as of 21:45, 4 March 2005

Dr. Jackson and the Quantum Mirror

Overview

The quantum mirror is an alien device of unknown origin that transports a person from one reality to another by touching it.

The mirror is approximately 7 feet tall by 3 feet wide and about a foot wide with a wide base. It is irregularly shaped and formed from naquadah (a quartizite metal that is not found on Earth). The smooth surface looks like a mirror on first glance, but is actually a portal displaying an alternate universe.

The quantum mirror was discovered by Dr. Daniel Jackon during a mission to P3R-233. After accidently activating the mirror and returning to Earth, Dr. Jackson found himself at another version of the Stargate Program.

After Dr. Jackson's returned through the mirror to his own reality, SGC retrieved the device and brought it back to the SGC. It was moved to a secret storage area in a Nellis High Security lock-up (Area 51). It remained there until Dr. Samantha Carter and Major Charles Kawalsky came through it from yet another reality. The quantum mirror was moved back to the SGC under heavy guard. Dr. Carter brought a controller with her from her reality, which was convenient considering the original controller was destroyed in the first alternate reality.

Note: The term "alternate reality" and "alternate universe" are used inter-changably.

How the Quantum Mirror Works

A hand-held controller is required to activate and control the mirror. When the mirror is "off," the surface is non-reflective. When it is on, it displays the alternate universe.

The controller allows the user to "dial" through the connected universes. Through the mirror, the user can view the surroundings of the "receiving" quantum mirror.

When a person touches the mirror, there is a flash of light, an electical shock, and they are transported into the selected alternate universe and are now looking through the mirror at their originating universe.

As long as they are turned on, the mirrors connect the same two realities. If one of the quantum mirrors is "turned off" then the mirror "loses" its place and needs to be redialed to find your originating universe. The controller's dial determines the increments of change.

As the quantum mirror is made of naquadah, it suggests that it is able to absorb and hold a great deal of energy. The flash of light and the "electrical shock" that occurs when the mirror is touched, indicates energy us being released as the transfer is initated.

The Theory of the Multiverse

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The theory of multiverse suggests that the universe is constantly splitting into multiple universes. It is suggested that one trigger for these splits are the very decisions we make. From the point of creation, every action created a divergence and an alternate reality.

".. for every possible universe, there are an infinite number of variations, diverging at every choice we make like forks in a road..." (3.06 "Point Of View")

"..there a infinite number of alternate realities. Some are very different, and some are almost identical." (1.20 "There But For The Grace Of God.")


Dangers Using the Quantum Mirror

If a person stays in an alternate reality where they have a living counterpart, for more than 48 hours, they begin to experience "entropic cascade failure" on the cellular level. It is caused by the increased entropy of two people existing in the same reality. The visiting person literally begin to distort and come apart at the cellular level. The effect looks like a video that has gone out of focus. It is very painful. The more time passes, the worse it gets and will eventually cause the visitor's death.


References in Episodes

  • 1.20 "There But For The Grace Of God" - Dr. Jackson discovers the Quantum Mirror on P3R-233. He is transported to an alternate reality where he did not join the Stargate program and Earth is being invaded by Aphophis.
  • 1.21 "Politics" - Dr. Jackson tries to convince Senator Kinsey that the Goa'uld are on their way based on his experience through the Quantum Mirror.
  • 1.22 "Within The Serpent's Grasp Part 1" - SG-1 goes to the address Dr. Jackson brought back from the alternate reality.
  • 5.04 "The Fifth Man" - Confused by their conflicting memories, Dr. Jackson suggests that the situation could have been caused by the Quantum Mirror. The idea was dismissed.

Related Episodes

Related Articles

Related Resources

(Is Our Universe Unique).


--Torvac 21:39, 3 Mar 2005 (PST)