point of divergence

Popular in science fiction, used to illustrate where series of events start to divert, either through external forces (butterfly effect) or human decision-making.

In the curiousity trails salon, I pondered on the question:

Is the connection between curiousity and reality deterministic? Do we choose what we’re curious about, or are they innate, perhaps even predestined?

In hypertext fiction, points of divergence are presented through hypertext links, which is what I just presented to you. Go forth, wanderer!

Notes mentioning this note

Here are all the notes in this garden, along with their links, visualized as a graph.