as a Star Trek oldtimer I feel I have to comment *grin*:
> Can I explain the Star Trek universe(s) as being a part of Level I or
> Level III?
Alternate Realities/Histories would be Level I
Universes with strange physics would be Level II
Level III, as Max Tegmark rightly says, adds nothing, and as the guys in
ST don't make any QM experiments I would say III is the least "near" to
Star Trek fans.
As to level IV: universes which are _completely_ different, I would say
Q would be a being from Level IV (he hints in an episode that he does
not experience time linearly, so this suggests he comes from a really
weird place); also, he can enter our universe at will (at every time and
place, again suggesting he comes from a mathematical uber-universe
having access to "lower" universes).
Department of Philosophy of Science
University of Vienna
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