A UK, Canadian and Italian study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that our universe could be a vast and complex hologram.Theoretical physicists and astrophysicists, investigating irregularities in the cosmic microwave background (the 'afterglow' of the Big Bang), have found there is substantial evidence supporting a holographic explanation of the universe - in fact, as much as there is for the traditional explanation of these irregularities using the theory of cosmic inflation.The researchers, from the University of Southampton (UK), University of Waterloo (Canada), Perimeter Institute (Canada), INFN, Lecce (Italy) and the University of Salento (Italy), have published findings in the journal Physical Review Letters.
ETA: The article's point, though, was that so far it isn't a predictive theory.
Quote from: Testy Calibrate on January 31, 2017, 03:26:34 PMETA: The article's point, though, was that so far it isn't a predictive theory.And by "it" you mean the holographic universe?
OK but I really don't get this concept, what's it a projection of? It just seems like scientists trying to explain the universe by reducing it to a human tech analogy which seems such an anthropocentric and blinkered way of thinking.
The "hologram" notion is more thinking of 2d things that look 3D, as opposed to a Star Wars style hologram.
Quote from: nesb on February 01, 2017, 03:20:37 PMThe "hologram" notion is more thinking of 2d things that look 3D, as opposed to a Star Wars style hologram.I thought the whole point of much modern physics was the idea that things actually have more dimensions than 3 not less and that what we actually perceive is just their 3D aspect? To me that makes more sense as it could help explain things like entanglement (it helps me understand it anyway).
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