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The attempt to unify the theories on natural forces by including gravitation leads to a multiplification of assumed dimensions. The discovery of polydimensionality can be compared to the rediscovery of the wheel (as a modern wide tire donut). The supergravitation and string theories resulting from this, e.g., the idea of a one-dimensional chord vibrating in 10-dimensional space, "incidentally" recall aspects of antiquity (monochord, Cabbala, Sephirot).

("The heavens are full of chords" is a classical "state-oriented" utterance whereas "the heavens are full of string synthesizers" seems to be more "reality-oriented".)