Our world may be a giant hologram

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My understanding of this theory...is..well...the universe is a being projected with physical propertied information. You can touch an object but it is being projected. Read on..good stuff...

For many months, the GEO600 team-members had been scratching their heads over inexplicable noise that is plaguing their giant detector. Then, out of the blue, a researcher approached them with an explanation. In fact, he had even predicted the noise before he knew they were detecting it. According to Craig Hogan, a physicist at the Fermilab particle physics lab in Batavia, Illinois, GEO600 has stumbled upon the fundamental limit of space-time - the point where space-time stops behaving like the smooth continuum Einstein described and instead dissolves into "grains", just as a newspaper photograph dissolves into dots as you zoom in. "It looks like GEO600 is being buffeted by the microscopic quantum convulsions of space-time," says Hogan.

If this doesn't blow your socks off, then Hogan, who has just been appointed director of Fermilab's Center for Particle Astrophysics, has an even bigger shock in store: "If the GEO600 result is what I suspect it is, then we are all living in a giant cosmic hologram."

The idea that we live in a hologram probably sounds absurd, but it is a natural extension of our best understanding of black holes, and something with a pretty firm theoretical footing. It has also been surprisingly helpful for physicists wrestling with theories of how the universe works at its most fundamental level.

The holograms you find on credit cards and banknotes are etched on two-dimensional plastic films. When light bounces off them, it recreates the appearance of a 3D image. In the 1990s physicists Leonard Susskind and Nobel prizewinner Gerard 't Hooft suggested that the same principle might apply to the universe as a whole. Our everyday experience might itself be a holographic projection of physical processes that take place on a distant, 2D surface.

The "holographic principle" challenges our sensibilities. It seems hard to believe that you woke up, brushed your teeth and are reading this article because of something happening on the boundary of the universe. No one knows what it would mean for us if we really do live in a hologram, yet theorists have good reasons to believe that many aspects of the holographic principle are true.

Susskind and 't Hooft's remarkable idea was motivated by ground-breaking work on black holes by Jacob Bekenstein of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel and Stephen Hawking at the University of Cambridge. In the mid-1970s, Hawking showed that black holes are in fact not entirely "black" but instead slowly emit radiation, which causes them to evaporate and eventually disappear. This poses a puzzle, because Hawking radiation does not convey any information about the interior of a black hole. When the black hole has gone, all the information about the star that collapsed to form the black hole has vanished, which contradicts the widely affirmed principle that information cannot be destroyed. This is known as the black hole information paradox.


http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg2 ... ogram.html
 
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The basics...the idea is to make your mind wander and be creative and open minded when reading the original article. This should help us understand the theory.



How Holograms Work

If you want to see a hologram, you don't have to look much farther than your wallet. There are holograms on most driver's licenses, ID cards and credit cards. If you're not old enough to drive or use credit, you can still find holograms around your home. They're part of CD, DVD and software packaging, as well as just about everything sold as "official merchandise."

Unfortunately, these holograms -- which exist to make forgery more difficult -- aren't very impressive. You can see changes in colors and shapes when you move them back and forth, but they usually just look like sparkly pictures or smears of color. Even the mass-produced holograms that feature movie and comic book heroes can look more like green photographs than amazing 3-D images.

On the other hand, large-scale holograms, illuminated with lasers or displayed in a darkened room with carefully directed lighting, are incredible. They're two-dimensional surfaces that show absolutely precise, three-dimensional images of real objects. You don't even have to wear special glasses or look through a View-Master to see the images in 3-D.

If you look at these holograms from different angles, you see objects from different perspectives, just like you would if you were looking at a real object. Some holograms even appear to move as you walk past them and look at them from different angles. Others change colors or include views of completely different objects, depending on how you look at them.

Holograms have other surprising traits as well. If you cut one in half, each half contains whole views of the entire holographic image. The same is true if you cut out a small piece -­- even a tiny fragment will still contain the whole picture. On top of that, if you make a hologram of a magnifying glass, the holographic version will magnify the other objects in the hologram, just like a real one.

Once you know the principles behind holograms, understanding how they can do all this is easy. This article will explain how a hologram, light and your brain work together make clear, 3-D images. All of a hologram's properties come directly from the process used to create it, so we'll start with an overview of what it takes to make one.

http://science.howstuffworks.com/hologram.htm
 
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Here is the machine that detects gravitational waves.

The GEO600 project aims at the direct detection of gravitational waves by means of a laser interferometer of 600 m armlength. Gravitational waves are extremely small ripples in the structure of spacetime caused by astrophysical events like supernovae or coalescing massive binaries (neutron stars, black holes). They have been predicted by Albert Einstein in 1916, but not yet directly observed.

http://geo600.aei.mpg.de/

Gravitational wave astronomy provides a totally new look at the Universe. Gravitational waves give information on supernovae, black holes, compact binaries and the cosmic background radiation that cannot be obtained by other means. Furthermore, observation of binary systems allows to determine absolute distances and thus an accurate value of the Hubble constant.

http://geo600.aei.mpg.de/general-inform ... y-purpose/
 

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Got an air leak Lammie? :lol: :lol:

Anyone ever think about: What if the universe doesn't go on for ever? What would be at its end? A wall, a fence, a glass type enclosure? If any of these, what is on the other side of it? Surely, it has got to end, but what comes after the end?

How about size comparisons: What if our universe is the grain of sand on someone elses beach? What if each grain of sand on our beaches contain another "universe"?

Yep, I have spent a lot of time driving tractors around. :?
 
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1982vett":34mzlh7h said:
Got an air leak Lammie? :lol: :lol:

Anyone ever think about: What if the universe doesn't go on for ever? What would be at its end? A wall, a fence, a glass type enclosure? If any of these, what is on the other side of it? Surely, it has got to end, but what comes after the end?

How about size comparisons: What if our universe is the grain of sand on someone elses beach? What if each grain of sand on our beaches contain another "universe"?

Yep, I have spent a lot of time driving tractors around. :?

In the original article, it tries to explain.....notice the last paragraph...

According to Hogan, the holographic principle radically changes our picture of space-time. Theoretical physicists have long believed that quantum effects will cause space-time to convulse wildly on the tiniest scales. At this magnification, the fabric of space-time becomes grainy and is ultimately made of tiny units rather like pixels, but a hundred billion billion times smaller than a proton. This distance is known as the Planck length, a mere 10-35 metres. The Planck length is far beyond the reach of any conceivable experiment, so nobody dared dream that the graininess of space-time might be discernable.

That is, not until Hogan realised that the holographic principle changes everything. If space-time is a grainy hologram, then you can think of the universe as a sphere whose outer surface is papered in Planck length-sized squares, each containing one bit of information. The holographic principle says that the amount of information papering the outside must match the number of bits contained inside the volume of the universe.
 
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If case you haven't figured it out yet....this implies we could be able to teleport (as in Spock).....in other words, a physical object could be disassembled and reassembled. Instead of thinking how large the universe is, think how small the building blocks are...billion and billions of times smaller than a proton. This is called a unit. They are saying this unit is being projected and we are living in a hologram but you cannot move your finger through an object because the information being projected does not allow this.
 

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Why would I want to go to some other dimension when I can't get a handle on this one?

PHHHHHHT!
 
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Lammie":18ryx9uv said:
Why would I want to go to some other dimension when I can't get a handle on this one?

PHHHHHHT!

When you are asleep dreaming.....and your mind goes where is wants to go...there are no earthly physical rules unless you yourself enforce them. Have you ever flown like a bird in a dream? If so, isn't that like saying you are projecting physical objects from an orginal source object, your mind? In your dream, you seem like you are actually flying and your heart may be pumping fast if you are scared of heights, but in reality, you haven't even moved.
 

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HerefordSire":2advtam7 said:
Lammie":2advtam7 said:
Why would I want to go to some other dimension when I can't get a handle on this one?

PHHHHHHT!

When you are asleep dreaming.....and your mind goes where is wants to go...there are no earthly physical rules unless you yourself enforce them. Have you ever flown like a bird in a dream? If so, isn't that like saying you are projecting physical objects from an orginal source object, your mind? In your dream, you seem like you are actually flying and your heart may be pumping fast if you are scared of heights, but in reality, you haven't even moved.
i like too have broke my toe's doing a jump shot, in my dreams the other night.......... hurt so bad i don't even know if i made it. but thats what i get for not leaving that last beer alone
 
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alacattleman":hwv2unfq said:
HerefordSire":hwv2unfq said:
Lammie":hwv2unfq said:
Why would I want to go to some other dimension when I can't get a handle on this one?

PHHHHHHT!

When you are asleep dreaming.....and your mind goes where is wants to go...there are no earthly physical rules unless you yourself enforce them. Have you ever flown like a bird in a dream? If so, isn't that like saying you are projecting physical objects from an orginal source object, your mind? In your dream, you seem like you are actually flying and your heart may be pumping fast if you are scared of heights, but in reality, you haven't even moved.
i like too have broke my toe's doing a jump shot, in my dreams the other night.......... hurt so bad i don't even know if i made it. but thats what i get for not leaving that last beer alone

Ever heard the saying...after an argument with a spouse..."to make up before going to sleep"?
 

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You aren't the first person to think that maybe everything is all an illusion. I have dreamed I fell and then woke up sore.
 

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PHHHHHHT![/quote]

When you are asleep dreaming.....and your mind goes where is wants to go...there are no earthly physical rules unless you yourself enforce them. Have you ever flown like a bird in a dream? If so, isn't that like saying you are projecting physical objects from an orginal source object, your mind? In your dream, you seem like you are actually flying and your heart may be pumping fast if you are scared of heights, but in reality, you haven't even moved.[/quote] i like too have broke my toe's doing a jump shot, in my dreams the other night.......... hurt so bad i don't even know if i made it. but thats what i get for not leaving that last beer alone[/quote]

Ever heard the saying...after an argument with a spouse..."to make up before going to sleep"?[/quote]........................ sure have, my friend john bobbit, preach's this too me all the time
 
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Lammie":35ae877g said:
You aren't the first person to think that maybe everything is all an illusion. I have dreamed I fell and then woke up sore.

Sounds like you are with me now....good....now then....if we were made in Someone's like image....then...isn't it possible we are fullfilling projected thought patterns of Someone else in every day life, in reality? Read the original article again.
 

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HerefordSire":2b0aniqz said:
Lammie":2b0aniqz said:
You aren't the first person to think that maybe everything is all an illusion. I have dreamed I fell and then woke up sore.

Sounds like you are with me now....good....now then....if we were made in Someone's like image....then...isn't it possible we are fullfilling projected thought patterns of Someone else in every day life, in reality? Read the original article again.
look out he's got you under his spell, next you'll be wearing full length dress's, and talking jiberish
 

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john250":3eulsus1 said:
HerefordSire":3eulsus1 said:
Read the original article again.[/i]

GeeZ, man, it was more than I cared to read the first time. What does it have to do with the price of tea in China?

Come on John - can't you see? The tea is not real. It's just a holographic projection of a tea bag. Therefore the price of tea in China must be free! :)
 

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