There is nothing outside the universe and nothing came before about 14-, or 28-, or 40-billions years ago, according to some physicists who deal in magical indirection rather than saying it outright most of the time.

There is nothing outside of an infinite Universe Horizon of infinities of universe horizons, 0-dimnensionL point, 1-dimensional needle, 2-dimensional flatland, 3-dimensional hypersphere. And whatever came before the endless turning, endless turnaround, of a universe clock, is histories always currently repeating in "infinite parallel", in "endless beginning" and "back to the future." 0-d point, 1-d needle, 2-d disk flat, 3-d hypersphere, 4-d turning . . . sort of gyroscopic.

A universe that appears finite. But an immortal traveler in an eternity of travel time would eventually, sooner or later, realize an Infinite Universe in the 0-d, 1-d, 2-d, 3-d, 4-d, Horizon of never-ending horizons (a "fractal zoom universe") he never closes upon any closer than when he started his constant of powering, his constant of acceleration, through what always looked / always looks / will always look to be a finite universe of varying horizons coming out of (ahead), and receding into (behind), that singularity of Infinite MULTIVERSE Universe Horizon.

At one time, I thought that the way things should work, the traveler, in his constant of powering acceleration, would end up in a swirling universe of vortex and black hole. Then I realized that that collapsed cosmological constant of nonlocal Horizon "at a distance" was never going to allow that to happen . . . that the immortal traveler in a constant of powered travel, constantly accelerating, was facing, was observing, was fractal zooming universe, as always illustrated in zoom videos of the universe, rather than accelerating vortex. Not that a countless-ness of vortices, in a universe of vortex, wouldn't be in existence, just that the traveler would never observe them or it locally relative to him, just as the Earth observer, always moving in a moving universe, never observes them locally relative to him either. A "fractal zoom universe" is a universe of constant fractal *resetting to set!*