Late one evening (read 3:30 AM) watching T.V I came across a documentary on Quantum theory. They began to talk about String Theory, Dimensions and then M-Theory. These theories are an attempt at a unified theory of the universe. Apparently sub-atomic “strings” of energy are responsible for the creation of this universe along with another 11 dimensions. And the big bang is the result of two “strings” colliding and creating the universe. Now for a humble I.T undergrad this is some very serious thought provoking stuff. What is this talk of another 11 dimensions? Are they parallel? How many strings can exist and therefore collide and create a universe. Is our universe just another dimension and if so is there another you and me somewhere? Basically I do not have a specific question as such but am looking for other explanations, positions and general thoughts on the theory.