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Our World May Be a Giant Hologram

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 6, 2009

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For the past seven years, a team of German physicists has been wrestling with theories of how the universe works, and to come up now with the hypothesis that, may be, we are all living in a giant cosmic hologram. This amazing thought probably could sound absurd, but it is a natural extension of our best understanding of black holes, and something with a pretty firm theoretical footing.

 

The “holographic principle” challenges our sensibilities. It seems hard to believe that you woke up, brushed your teeth and you are seeing this story 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.

 

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