Parallel Universes and Corpse Brains: Source Code Takes Science on a Trip

By Hugh Hart

Jake Gyllenhall ponders a time-fork in Source Code.
Image courtesy Summit Entertainment

In upcoming sci-fi flick Source Code, an Iraq War veteran uses “time reassignment” technology to crack open alternate realities in an effort to stop a terrorist from blowing up Chicago. While the premise sounds outlandish, it’s actually based on principals of quantum physics, according to Source Code scribe Ben Ripley.

“More and more, modern physics is becoming comfortable with the possibility of parallel universes,” Ripley said in an e-mail interview with Wired.com. “Source Code imagines a practical application for them.”

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