Say string theory is wrong and there are no extra space dimensions. How does a small, say well above the Plank scale, piece of space have all the freedom of the standard model? It seems string theory gives a nice geometrical picture for a bunch physics. Maybe its just neat idea and wrong, if so is there a "picture" of how a small piece of 3D space can have so much freedom found in all the different elementary fields we know? Can we picture that freedom in 3D? What goes on at x? Thanks for any thoughts.