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The main theory as I remember, read this book years ago, is that information about the entire universe can be found within every cell, and atom in the universe.
Professor Kostas Skenderis of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton explains: “Imagine that everything you see, feel and hear in three dimensions (and your perception of time) in fact emanates from a flat two-dimensional field. The idea is similar to that of ordinary holograms where a three-dimensional image is encoded in a two-dimensional surface, such as in the hologram on a credit card. However, this time, the entire universe is encoded.”
originally posted by: ausername
a reply to: bobw927
If you go down to the molecular, atomic and subatomic structure, you'd wonder how anything can be "solid"
This is because matter is incredibly, mind-bogglingly empty. An atom is like a miniature Solar System, with a tight nucleus playing the role of a Sun orbited by electrons like planets. But the nucleus is incredibly tiny compared with the orbits of the electrons. Tom Stoppard, the playwright, had the best image. He said, if the nucleus is like the altar of St Paul's cathedral, an electron is like a moth in the cathedral, one moment by the altar, the next by the dome. Imagine squeezing all the space out of an atom. Well, if you did that to all the atoms in all the people in the world, you could indeed fit the entire human race in the volume of a sugar cube.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: ElectricUniverse
Yes. The idea is that the entire Universe is "encoded" on something separate from the Universe, that "two-dimensional surface".. Like a holographic plate. I get that.
originally posted by: The GUT
How utterly cool and durn fascinating. Any idea on who's running the projector?
The researchers built a model with one time and two space dimensions from this insight, and plugged in real data on the universe, including cosmic microwave background (CMB), invisible light from several hundred thousand years after the Big Bang that hits Earth from all directions. The model accurately recreated the behavior of thin slices of the CMB, but cannot recreate slivers of the universe more than 10 degrees wide, which would require a more complex model. Afshordi explained the scientists didn’t prove that the early universe was a hologram, but rather, found that they couldn’t rule out holographic models. They published their results in the journal Physical Review Letters on Friday.
originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
a reply to: The GUT
It is Universe itself--it is conscious and we live in the matrix-hologram-simulation dream world of our own choosing. We seem to have volunteered to be a part of the simulation to experience this.
I think we are aliens from the future experiencing what the human beings did and how they made it through the point in their history where they faced annihilation or salvation.