Same person, doing same thing?

I once heard somewhere that due to some physics theory, there is someone out there in the universe doing exactly the same thing as you and looking exactly the same as you. I cant remember the details though... Anyone heard of this before and can clarify?

I don't think it seems plausible though..

Mathematically, if the universe is infinite, that would have to be the case, because the probability of there being somebody somewhere in the infinite universe doing the same thing would be 1. However, if the big-bang theory is correct, our universe is not infinite, so the probability of that happening would drop dramatically - so close to zero we could say for sure it's not the case.

even if the universe is infinite, why can't there be an infinite number of possible combinations for "things"?

CRGreathouse
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even if the universe is infinite, why can't there be an infinite number of possible combinations for "things"?

Then it should be possible to show the existence (with probability 1) of a person 'arbitrarily similar' to you by any reasonable metric.

Evo
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I once heard somewhere that due to some physics theory, there is someone out there in the universe doing exactly the same thing as you and looking exactly the same as you. I cant remember the details though... Anyone heard of this before and can clarify?

I don't think it seems plausible though..