Nature- A team of physicists has provided some of the clearest evidence yet that our Universe could be just one big projection.
That information right there, totally just blew my face off..
Sometimes I do wonder if their trying to make their theory fits around the maths if the maths is not working.
We can't even make a hologram, so how can we say what one is.
If you’re saying it's a bunch of matter projected into a shape, well isn't that what matter in the universe is, regardless of whether it’s a projector throwing it out there or it was the big bang that put it there?
May be there is another dimension behind this one acting like a lower level structure to this universe, but we'd need more proof of that before saying this is why some of our theorise are producing different results to that we expect.
Maybe it’s true, but it may also be there is something else we just haven’t thought of yet.
Well we still have to see the facts behind this theory.
Almost everything we call "facts" now is just basically theory we haven't proven otherwise yet. We don't know that much about anything, we've become very accomplished at acting like we do though.
Lmao! You have no idea what scientific theory is. It IS based off of facts that can be tested, and proven with observation. You don't know much about anything, we know plenty. You are clearly confusing hypothesis with theory.
Im not sure why u got so many disagrees.. Many things that used to be facts are now nonsense....the earth used to be flat, the earth used to be the center of the universe, then the sun, we used to have 8 planets, and we used to think our solar system was one of a kind.....All former facts, all disproven
That is why science disproves rather than proves, as it is impossible to absolutely prove something is true.
Yup.. There's a giant ass projector hiding somewhere in the depths of space.
well.... it's either God or Aliens, but someone is watching us like we go to the cinema. That must be one long-ass battery life in that giant projector
This post probably does not exist and is not reality as you perceive it
You just blew my mind.... http://www.tumblr.com/tagge...
My head is spinning thinking of the possibilities if this is 100% true
More of this BS? Really? Some physicists have absolutely no shame in what they will have published for publicity and money. First it was: Perceived limitations that could have a perfectly reasonable explanation? "Uh, THE MATRIX!" Now this: Can't connect two unproven theories? "Make something up with uninformed simulations that rely on our ill-conceived knowledge of how the universe works!"
What do you have degrees / masters /doctorates in to validate your opinion?
You need a degree to validate an opinion now?
@KwietStorm No, you need some sort of understanding of this very complex issue which involves high level math and many other skill sets not many people have or understand. I would say in this instance the person above me does need a degree or at the very least demonstrate they understand the field before they can just say, what BS. I did not say an opinion, I said your (his) opinion. Stop reaching.
Due to our limited technology and understanding of the entire galaxy, we have yet to explore 1% of the entirety of space, let alone 50%. These astronomers may be spouting off BS, but since space is such a giant mystery to us still, there might be truth to what they are saying. Heck, even the Earth is yet to be fully explored.
i have to ask, do you have a degree or extensive knowledge in the field of physics? now with tha said, of course they could be wrong, it is still just a theory in relatively early stages. but the fact is people who have been studying this did research and experiments have come to an early understanding that this may be true.
I thought the discovery of the Higgs Boson particle invalidated the hologram theory? Not really my field, but I'm interested to look into this.
There is a similar theory to this involving the event horizon of a black hole and Matter that falls into it a few years back. Where by the object falling in would appear to be frozen from the viewer on the outside, whilst at the same time matter is falling into oblivion. Once an object reaches this point, the visual information of matter(what you see), remains forever trapped at the surface. Just like a hologram, even though, you could never see it due to gravity's effect. But that's all theory though.
That's what I would call projecting. Many tgings are called theories nowadays.
im too stupid to understand anything in the story but it sounds cool
A holographic universe implies an infinite series of holographic universe, and therefore implies that reality IS simulation, and that nothing is higher than that - that there is no higher reality. This "evidence" is the logical extreme of the materialism. If one assumes pure materialism is true, this is what the universe becomes. These physicists have asked the question: "is the universe holographic?" all the while assuming materialism, and thus the whole thing becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. If the universe is a giant simulation, it is therefore a version of something that is deficient to that which it is simulating. A simulation is no longer simulation once it BECOMES the very thing it is simulating - at that point it IS that thing. It is not a simulation at that point, but "real." What then, is our universe, our reality, a simulation of? Is it possible then for us to create yet another simulation within our simulated universe? Assuming materialism is true, and that ALL reality is reducible to matter, then we should be able to. If WE create a simulated universe, then it's safe to assume that those who created US, are also a simulation who created a simulation. It is seemingly an infinite regression, for who is to say that those who simulated really us occupy some kind of "ultimate" reality? If WE can reproduce ourselves, there's no reason why those who reproduced themselves and created us were not themselves created by others that preceded them. Materialism works for us because as humans, the thing we're most conscious of in everyday experience is matter, and we thus assume, because of general anthropocentrism that matter must be all there is. We can't admit of gaps in our knowledge - gaps in our very cognitive ability. We secretly think humanity is supreme. However, if you assume that materialism is NOT true or at least ask questions beyond it (everyday the evidence is mounting, read Rupert Sheldrake's stuff), the idea of the holographic universe becomes bankrupt. Indeed, there are many clearly non-material elements to existence; subjective qualitative experience is but one. Morphogenesis and consciousness are others. In fact, many materialist scienftific doctrines like to sneak in or presuppose the immaterial whilst denying it's existence - selfish genes and genetic programs are examples. Read my blog post about this kind of thing: http://thebahhumbugchrusplu...
I don't think the volume of words correlates with the impact of the message. No where in this hypothesis did it suggest a literal hologram... merely a quantum string theory that projects simplistic actions through higher dimensions, causing our perceived "realities" based on simpler actions. (the thermodynamics of certain black holes can be reproduced from a lower-dimensional universe) Everything is still real. Objects are still objects. It's not a giant Holodeck... this concept also does not touch on simulations being created by other beings. Cool thoughts you posted, but, unfortunately not related to Maldacena's and Hyakutake's work.
Oh my bad. I read the article and found it to be a little esoteric, so I had a gander at the comments section and found it was mostly people talking about the Matrix and stuff. I assumed then that the hypothesis had at least some relevance to the notion of the universe as a simulation.
Within the concept of everything being a simulation - I think what you wrote is awesome. Gods, programming Gods, programming Gods, programming Humans... Like SimCity on divine steroids, increasing exponentially with each "generation". When myopic people have closed minded conversations about other species... advertising their doubt of intelligent life existing, or at least interacting with us. I always like to blow their mind with saying something like: "We as humans spend hundreds of millions of dollars, and tens of thousands of hours, building technology to allow us to explore thermal vents on the sea floor... just to look at simple organisms flourish in a harsh environment. Do you believe advanced lifeforms find that mankind is worth ignoring when we compare ourselves to exponentially less advanced creatures that live at the bottom of the ocean?"
The viewable universe is ancient in the light that reaches us. In other words it looks absolutely nothing like we see if we could be in close proximity to distant objects. So I guess yes, it can be perceived to be a hologram given it is absolutely not really there as we see it.
There goes the neighborhood again...
Or is the neighborhood even there????
well if it were a hologram it must be stable as a mother #$@#ER because even the slightest twitch it would become obvious over all these years and years and years
You clearly didn't read the article.
audiggity how dare you accuse me of such things too bad ur bubbles are all filled up so i cant receive ur whitty response but how dare you
Bull shit... We still dont understand the human body yet they keep pulling all the numbers out their ass...
I knew it... "computer, end program..."
HEY SHELDON YOU IN HERE!!
No one truly knows what 'space' is made of and yet someone believes it's all a hologram? Well, it is just but one theory. We haven't even lived on another planet yet, and already this idea of 'holographic afterimages' has been thought up.... We've still got a long way to go.
How did I miss this?
Not sure I can fathom the implication of the resulting possibilities...um wait, what did I just say?
Umm david icke I salute you .
Someone as been watching too much Inception.
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