Could our three dimensions be the ultimate cosmic illusion? A German detector is picking up a hint that we are all mere projections (Image Ledomira/Stock.xchng)
We are all living in a giant cosmic hologram. I told you. And it is not digital, it is analog. I recommend you to read this article if you have a minute or two. Otherwise, see if this excerpts motivate you to do so. 

Our world may be a giant hologram

“Our everyday experience might itself be a holographic projection of physical processes that take place on a distant, 2D surface”

“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.”

“Since the volume of the spherical universe is much bigger than its outer surface, how could this be true? Hogan realised that in order to have the same number of bits inside the universe as on the boundary, the world inside must be made up of grains bigger than the Planck length. Or, to put it another way, a holographic universe is blurry.”

“If you lived inside a hologram, you could tell by measuring the blurring,”

“Confirming the holographic principle would be a big help to researchers trying to unite quantum mechanics and Einstein’s theory of gravity. Today the most popular approach to quantum gravity is string theory, which researchers hope could describe happenings in the universe at the most fundamental level. But it is not the only show in town. “Holographic space-time is used in certain approaches to quantising gravity that have a strong connection to string theory,” says Cramer. “Consequently, some quantum gravity theories might be falsified and others reinforced.”

“Hogan agrees that if the holographic principle is confirmed, it rules out all approaches to quantum gravity that do not incorporate the holographic principle. Conversely, it would be a boost for those that do – including some derived from string theory and something called matrix theory. “Ultimately, we may have our first indication of how space-time emerges out of quantum theory.” As serendipitous discoveries go, it’s hard to get more ground-breaking than that.”

via NewScientist

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