Are the more recently discovered symmetries in string theory such that the theories based on mirroring geometries are absolutely the same from an observable point of view?
I have mirror symmetry in mind, i.e. by symmetries I mean the dualities encountered in string theory.
Say you take e.g. take the Schwarzschild metric from general relativity and consider its quivalent in some theory of quantum gravity theory. There, if you don't look close enough, i.e. if you look at averages, the quantum-Schwarzschild space would look classical, namely like the general relativity Schwarzschild space.
Now the target space in string theory is one manifold and it leads to a quantized theory. But if there are now actually two mirroring manifolds where this theory can come from, the I guess the classical version looks like neighter of these geometries. The following question comes from this observation, that there are totally different (mirroring) options with which Calabi-Yau you can start (considered in the Lagrangian) if you go in the quantization direction and the conclusion that neighter of will be the limit, or there are more limits.
If we assume that the world is described by such a theory, do we besically live in two indestingushable geometries at once?
To put it differently, I ask if string theory can be considered a quantum gravity in the sense that there is a classical limit down to classical differential geometry, especially regarding the extra dimensions. And if so, to what geometry in these higher dimensions does the limit lead? I do know that at least some of the geometry must come from the string excitation representing a quantizations of a metric/graviton. But I suspect different metrics in the non-linear sigma model Lagrangian will also affect the classical picture in some essential way, directly or not.