Story: protagonist receives a device, which looks like a portable computer, and has to use his “quantum reality version selection” abilities to pick the one reality’s version where the computer has finished calculations.

After that is done, it is revealed that the object of calculations was some bio/nano-technological weapon that is released to the world shortly after, but is stopped without any harmful consequences.

2000–2008, full-length color movie, happy end included.

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    Was this an English language movie?
    – E.Z. Hart
    Dec 22, 2012 at 18:22
  • Was "quantum reality version-selection" actually used as a descriptor in the movie, or just your interpretation?
    – Solemnity
    Dec 25, 2012 at 10:52

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Sounds almost like Greg Egan's Quarantine but as far as I know that's only a novel.

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    Once I had an accident of occasionally "dreaming" a book while reading to the grade that it was recalled as a movie later. (that episode is a clear antagonist of 'bad trip'..). But for this story, I would've remembered reading that in foreign language -- did a quick check on e-book sites and found no G. Egan's translated works. That means we still look for B movie.
    – kagali-san
    Dec 8, 2012 at 21:59
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    No hard feelings, didn't think it was the correct answer... but I answer anyway hoping it will kick someone else's memory so they find the correct one.
    – John O
    Dec 8, 2012 at 22:56
  • so I finally found the time to read it. Well.. that is. That wasn't the movie.. now going to try to remember the measures I've been taking to damage my memory so much (hope they don't have a stackexchange site on some activities here)..
    – kagali-san
    Jun 23, 2013 at 23:12
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    @kagali-san If the book described doesn't answer your question correctly you should not feel obligated to accept it.
    – Xantec
    Jun 24, 2013 at 13:36

Sounds vaguely like Paycheck.


This isn't by any chance The Ultimate Question to Life, the Universe and Everything? Because it reminds me of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, which is of course too benign, dull and British to be the thriller you're looking for.

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    No way, it had no starships, robots or towels involved.
    – kagali-san
    Dec 9, 2012 at 14:02
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    @kagali-san: Well then what's the point?
    – Beta
    Dec 9, 2012 at 18:12
  • @Beta, it still has(d) nanobacteria and ton of quantum physics for dummies.
    – kagali-san
    Dec 9, 2012 at 21:30

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