§1. There is some debate as to the exact nature of the Infinity Room’s endlessness. Does it infinitely approach a specific point — that is, is there a point past which the Infinity Room does not extend, though it grows infinitely smaller as it approaches that point? Or does it extend forever, and only appear to vanish past a certain point? Though the latter case might seem, at first, to be the less probable of the two, bear in mind that matter has a lower limit — although physical structures can be very small, they cannot, as far as we know, be infinitely small. Infinite length, by contrast, is possible, if unlikely (cf. footnote 12).
§3. What is known: Jordan kept a residence in Madison. He never spent a single night in either the Room or the house to which it is attached, though he drove from Madison to visit it nearly every day of his adult life (cf. footnote 3). He was convicted of extortion in 1939, for a plot in which a female friend lured wealthy businessmen to her apartment for sexual intercourse while Jordan photographed the acts with infrared film. His longest relationship was with “Miss Jennie,” Jennifer Olson, his companion of fifty years (they never married). He was born March 3rd, 1914, in Madison, and died in the same city, November 6th, 1989. Aside from his daily trips to the monstrosity of a house to which the Room was attached, he did not like to travel.
§4. But are there other entrances to the Infinity Room — entrances too far for us to ever reach?
§5. Visitors to the Infinity Room often report dreaming, afterwards, of walking towards the “far end” of the Room, growing ever smaller as the Room narrows, until finally they reach a certain distance, which they know, in the logic of the dream, to be the halfway point of their lives; then turning, and walking once more towards the entrance, knowing that they will die just as they reach its threshold …
§6. Certain theorists hold that, past a certain point, the Infinity Room begins once more to expand. What lies beyond this point is a matter of pure speculation, of course. One popular version is the “periodic model”: an Infinity Room that steadily expands and contracts along its infinite length (and, thus, across the infinite reaches of the universe). More radical, however, is the “non-periodic” version of this belief: an Infinity Room that, past a certain point, expands forever. It is possible, even likely, such adherents argue, that there are entire universes contained within the unreachable expanses of the Infinity Room.
Others, however, maintain that it is a mistake to believe that there is any end to the Infinity Room on either side; which is to say, they believe that the Infinity Room stretches infinitely in both directions. What we take to be the “entrance” to the Infinity Room is therefore an illusion (cf. footnote 17): There is no escaping the Infinity Room. We have been in it our entire lives.