Our Universe Could Be a Hologram and We Are Floating Inside of It.

Our Universe Could Be a Hologram and We Are Floating Inside of It.


Do we live in a hologram? Our brains decode energy fields into a 3D picture. They give us the illusion of a physical world. Despite that it has apparent materiality, the universe is a 3D projection. It is also ultimately no more real than a hologram. Some recent scientific discoveries also support this conclusion.

The blocks of reality are behaving in ways that are inexplicable. That can only make sense if we think of the universe concerning holographic field, and not just an empty container filled with objects. One study published in Nature, actually suggests that the universe may be one big projection.

As the paper states:

In 1997, the theoretical physicist Juan Maldacena proposed that an audacious model of the Universe in which the gravity arises from infinitesimally thin, as well as vibrating strings could be reinterpreted in terms of physics. The mathematically intricate world of chains that exists in nine dimensions of space, plus one of time, would be a hologram. The real action can play out in a more straightforward and flatter cosmos where gravity does not exist.

The idea of Maldacena thrilled physicists. It has solved the apparent inconsistencies that exist between quantum physics and Einstein’s theory of gravity. It also proved physicists a ‘duality,’ allowing them to translate back and forth between the two languages.

Two of the papers posted on the repository of arXiv, Yoshifumi Hyakutake of Ibaraki University in Japan, now provide, if not an actual proof, at least compelling evidence that the conjecture of Maldecena is true.

In another paper, Hyakutake computes the internal energy of a black hole, as well as the position of its event horizon. This is the boundary between the black hole and the rest of the Universe. Its entropy and some other properties are based on the predictions of string theory, as well as the effects of the so-called virtual particles.

He and his collaborators calculate the internal energy of the corresponding lower-dimensional cosmos with no gravity. So, the two computer calculations actually match.

Maldacena says the following:

It seems that there is a correct computation.

In other words, our world is a projection of infinitesimally small vibrating strings. They give rise to the appearance of the physical world. Our world is also a shadow of the real world, where the activity takes place.

Even weirder than a holographic universe is an idea that we are living in a massive computer simulation. We have seen the Matrix, right? Nick Bostrom, a philosophy professor at the University of Oxford, argues that people are almost certainly living within a computer simulation. Right now, we could produce microscopic simulations of the universe. To end that, they have created the ultra-small version of the universe which is down to the femto-scale.

Interestingly, the researchers also consider their simulation to be a forerunner to a more powerful version in which molecules, as well as cells and even humans themselves, may someday be generated.



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