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Re: OT hypercube (was: Con-other)

Date:Saturday, May 31, 2008, 15:52
In a message dated 5/31/2008 10:25:36 AM Central Daylight Time,
markjreed@MAIL.COM writes:

> Or our view of the titular structure in in > the Heinlein story "And he built a crooked house", where each room was > a cube of a tesseract. > > Imagine that you are a 2d critter walking around the surface of a > cube. The angle change at the directions is completely invisible to > you, so all you see is six square rooms, four in a line N-S, with one > east and one west of the second-to-southernmost room. Perfectly > normal-looking, but they have magic doors! If you stand in the south > room facing south and look through its southern door, you find > yourself looking into the north room from its north door - wraparound! > Which is spooky enough. But if you stand in the north room looking > east through its eastern door, you find yourself looking into the > eastern side room - facing WEST! >
Heinlein's story house had doors that exited onto nothingness (or maybe the cosmos, not sure). stevo </HTML>