Undelivered speeches in parallel universes

Aeon has a new great piece on parallel worlds, going back to its origins in Western thought with Epicurus hypothesizing that the current arrangement of atoms is just one of many potential ones.

This got me thinking about the recent revelation of a 1983 speech prepared for the Queen of England that she would have delivered in case of a nuclear WWIII. Other famous undelivered speeches throughout history include the speech JFK was due to give in Dallas on Nov 22, 1963, and a haunting speech prepared for Nixon in case of a flawed moon landing.
Given all these outcomes that the world has managed to avoid, perhaps we do live in the best of all possible worlds after all?

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