Are We Living In A Hologram?

  • metta

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    Apr 29, 2015 6:31 AM GMT
    Are We Living In A Hologram?

    The universe might be two-dimensional, except we perceive it as three-dimensional, according to the Physical Review Letters. In this thought experiment, the flat surface of the universe contains all the information we need to sense three dimensions—much like a hologram.


    http://www.iflscience.com/physics/2d-people-looking-out-3d-world
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    Apr 29, 2015 6:52 PM GMT
    Are we the only two gay guys in this elegant universe who like to think about this sort of thing? Glad you shared.

    Brian Greene has written some very good "physics for lay people" books on this. Worth reading if you're like me and don't have a PhD in this realm. icon_cool.gif

  • StillFrisky

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    Apr 29, 2015 8:20 PM GMT
    Well, three of us at least. icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 29, 2015 9:42 PM GMT
    I thought we all live in a yellow submarine.

    Is the submarine just a hologram or something?
  • Relajado

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    Apr 29, 2015 10:12 PM GMT
    I really doubt it due to the complexity and the interlocking of dimensions, with dark matter even affecting the universe.

    Whilst it IS possible, with billions of planets within the Milky Way galaxy and with millions of galaxies out there with billions of planets, the complexity is too grand for such a thing. A thought experiment is just conjecture.
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    Apr 29, 2015 10:13 PM GMT
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    Apr 29, 2015 10:33 PM GMT
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    This.
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    Apr 30, 2015 4:16 AM GMT
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  • Antarktis

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    Apr 30, 2015 4:26 AM GMT
    Depends on your definition. However, no. Interesting poorly constructed concept though.
  • Svnw688

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    Apr 30, 2015 5:48 AM GMT
    So Nintendo, not N64?
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    Apr 30, 2015 2:52 PM GMT
    Seems the theory needs some tweaking.

    re: "the flat surface of the universe contains all the information we need to sense three dimensions"

    In the first place, it's not that the universe is flat but that the universe is too fat. We already know it's expanding. You need proof? Just look a round.

    In the second place, it isn't that we merely sense three dimensions but that most personalities you run into in this fat universe are two-dimensional, they're not too dimensional, but two-dimensional. And finally, to all that information the theory talks about, as universe ages, it's not a matter of dimension of the universe but of universal dementia.

    Okay, now the theory reads correctly.

    You're welcome.
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    Apr 30, 2015 2:53 PM GMT
    metta8 saidAre We Living In A Hologram?

    The universe might be two-dimensional, except we perceive it as three-dimensional, according to the Physical Review Letters. In this thought experiment, the flat surface of the universe contains all the information we need to sense three dimensions—much like a hologram.


    http://www.iflscience.com/physics/2d-people-looking-out-3d-world


    Yes. This is sort of old news:

    The Holographic Universe
    by Michael Talbot
    1991

    I must have gotten this book no later than 1994.
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    Apr 30, 2015 2:54 PM GMT
    I didn't read the link you provided; so, I don't know how it differs from Michael Talbot's book.
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    Apr 30, 2015 6:54 PM GMT
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    metta8 saidAre We Living In A Hologram?

    The universe might be two-dimensional, except we perceive it as three-dimensional, according to the Physical Review Letters. In this thought experiment, the flat surface of the universe contains all the information we need to sense three dimensions—much like a hologram.


    http://www.iflscience.com/physics/2d-people-looking-out-3d-world


    Yes. This is sort of old news:

    The Holographic Universe
    by Michael Talbot
    1991

    I must have gotten this book no later than 1994.
    Talbot also came up with the theory of the Electric Universe, which has been proven now.