“I cannot truly comprehend what you mean, Munso.” Caitlin yawned and leaned back against Little Prince the gallade. “This region is nice. Doesn’t it remind you of our parents’ home region?”
Oh, but Little Prince understood. They understood too well. That pink bear from earlier. Human-eating sand castles. Things from another dimension. This region was “cute,” and that meant death for cute-hugging Caitlin. They fell on their back, dragging down their human, and her cry of surprise, with them.
What the hell happened when Cooper went into the black hole?
Not a sex joke. (Not here, anyway.)
This post is my way of getting my head around the climax of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, at least in the sense of mathematical manifolds. (Did a lot of geometry in college, and I like thinking visually.) Third-act spoilers abound after the cut.
Okay, let’s get to it. This is the universe, represented as a 2D manifold of space crossed with time.
The universe doesn’t actually look like a sheet. At least, not to us living on that sheet. It might look like a sheet for entities living in a region with more dimensions than the three of space plus one of time, though.
This is Cooper heading into a black hole, the latter of which is deforming spacetime as per Einstein’s general relativity with its intense gravitational field.