Basically, this could very well have been the book Einstein would have written, had he had the time to do so. It shows how the Grand Universal Theory is more like a Generic Underlying Tapestry, that shows up in multiple aspects of reality. That, and the concept of Infinite Multiple Realities make this 77 page illustrated book an interesting read.
"Vega!!", many movie maniacs will now shout. Yes, the title of this chapter is a line from the movie Contact, uttered in a typical Aussie accent. One of my favorites this movie is, along with a fair number of other ones. Over time, I must have seen about 4000 movies.
Let me introduce the grand finale of this sequence, and at the same time the jumping board of what's to come: the SevenSphere! (a.k.a how to give SS a better reputation...) How it got that name is easy:
most observers will immediately see our trusted honeycomb pattern, a weave of six-sided shapes, and will associate it with the number six. Although correct from their point of view (and state of mind), this number is not the All of it: to keep this sixfold Yin & Yang stable regardless of rotation, the center sphere (the seventh one) is essential! It fits perfectly at the center of its environment, touching all surrounding spheres at exactly one point, and basically keeping the ring from wobbling. And in that configuration, the cluster of spheres again becomes a flat form, or a plane. That, my dear friends, is the meaning of Life! You give it meaning, but by your choice in that matter you collapse its infinite probability into a subset which contains only those realities you can observe, and in either a positive or negative way, believe in....
The two given viewpoints on the SevenSphere are probably not the only ones that can be derived from this image. But six times seven equals 42, with or without a conscious association to Douglas Adams' random choice. That in fact his choice wasn't random may be shown here later, for incomplete observations may be called random, if the essence of the choice was not obvious in the first observation. In that case we just 'go with what feels right'...
Observation is the next step: just as dead certain as I didn't realize it when I drew these symbols, my intuition colored them back then as I saw fit: the colors of the rainbow for the satellites, and a middle gray for the center sphere. Only just now, a mere ten years later, did I realize that this 'random' action of my intuition was in fact my subconscious filling in the blanks!
That center, gray because essentially it can choose its color all by itself, is the observer. You or I, or anyone who feels like it, may realize he or she is in this position merely because we observe the way we observe: there is no such thing as an objective observer, simply because our gray little center sphere is a structurally essential part of the whole!
Also, the SevenSphere is the simple 2D-representation, but more visually oriented people will immediately realize that the series of special numbers isn't complete yet! Where four spheres jumped the dimensions from 2 to 3, and seven spheres is significant because it reduced the dimensionality from 3 to 2 again, we can easily see how a SevenSphere has dimples on either side, six of them. In 3D space there is however only room for three additional spheres in front and three additional spheres in the back because three adjacent spheres also cover the three dimples in between, making the total number of spheres add up to 7 + 6 = 13 spheres! Note these two trinities can align or not align, making possible two distinct 3D combinations of 13. Its form then is either twisted or straight, no pun intended.