Is Our Universe Likely to Decay within 20 Billion Years ?

@inproceedings{Page2006IsOU,
  title={Is Our Universe Likely to Decay within 20 Billion Years ?},
  author={Don N. Page},
  year={2006}
}
Observations that we are highly unlikely to be vacuum fluctuations suggest that our universe is decaying at a rate faster than the asymptotic volume growth rate, in order that there not be too many observers produced by vacuum fluctuations to make our observations highly atypical. An asymptotic linear e-folding time of roughly 16 Gyr (deduced from current measurements of cosmic acceleration) would then imply that our universe is more likely than not to decay within a time that is less than 19… CONTINUE READING