– Scientists say they have found substantial evidence that our universe is a big 2D hologram and everything around us, including ourselves is nothing more than an illusion. ‘
The Holographic Universe theory, one of the most remarkable theories of 20th century has been debated for decades and there are several prominent scientists who support this theory.
A holographic universe, an idea first suggested in the 1990s, is one where all the information that makes up our 3-D ‘reality’ (plus time) is contained in a 2-D surface on its boundaries.
Over the years many intriguing theories have been presented. For example, Laura D’Olimpio, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Notre Dame Australia has put forward an intriguing theory suggesting that that our brains are being kept alive in vat of nutrients in a laboratory. The nerve endings of our brain are connected to a supercomputer that feeds all the sensations of everyday life. All our emotions, decisions, impulses and reactions are being monitored by an evil genius who created this experiment.
MessageToEagle.com has previously reported on how Rich Terrile, director of the Centre for Evolutionary Computation and Automated Design at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory suggested our creator is a cosmic computer programmer.
Nick Bostrom, Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford University and founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute and of the Programme on the Impacts of Future Technology within the Oxford Martin School presented his so-called simulation argument some years ago, and the theory is still widely debated among many scientists.
According to a recently theory proposed by Robert Lanza, author of “Biocentrism” – How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe, death might not even be real!
The main problem with the Holographic Universe theory is that it seems almost impossible to prove or disapprove that we live in a hologram.
Now, a group of theoretical physicists and astrophysicists from Canada, Italy and the UK say they have found evidence our realty is an illusion.
“Imagine that everything you see, feel and hear in three dimensions (and your perception of time) in fact emanates from a flat two-dimensional field.
The idea is similar to that of ordinary holograms where a three-dimensional image is encoded in a two-dimensional surface, such as in the hologram on a credit card. However, this time, the entire universe is encoded,” Professor Kostas Skenderis of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton explains.
Researchers say they found evidence while studying irregularities in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) – the so-called ‘afterglow’ of the Big Bang. The study is presented in the journal Physical Review Letters and the results are based on huge volumes of data collected by advanced telescopes and sensing equipment.
In recent decades, advances in telescopes and sensing equipment have allowed scientists to detect a vast amount of data hidden in the ‘white noise’ or microwaves (partly responsible for the random black and white dots you see on an un-tuned TV) left over from the moment the universe was created.
Using this information, the team were able to make complex comparisons between networks of features in the data and quantum field theory. They found that some of the simplest quantum field theories could explain nearly all cosmological observations of the early universe.
“Holography is a huge leap forward in the way we think about the structure and creation of the universe. Einstein’s theory of general relativity explains almost everything large scale in the universe very well, but starts to unravel when examining its origins and mechanisms at quantum level. Scientists have been working for decades to combine Einstein’s theory of gravity and quantum theory. Some believe the concept of a holographic universe has the potential to reconcile the two. I hope our research takes us another step towards this,” Professor Skenderis says:
The scientists now hope their study will open the door to further our understanding of the early universe and explain how space and time emerged.
It is worth mentioning that if our what we perceive as reality is an illusion, it also means that our brain is holographic.
According to Stanford brain researcher and the quantum physicist, Dr. Karl Pribram, evidence of a holographic brain can be found when we examine how and where memories are stored in the brain.
While trying to figure out where in the brain memories are located, he found that the human brain is holographic. He found that memories are not preserved in any particular part of the brain, like books lying on the shelves, but were rather spread out or distributed throughout the brain as a whole.
Even people with medical conditions that received a portion of the brain surgically removed, have not shown loss of specific memories.
No matter what portion of the brain was removed, their memories could not be eradicated, because they were omnipresent, in the brain at the same time.
The results of the new study are intriguing and we will undoubtedly hear more about the Holographic Universe theory soon again. It’s a theory that many scientists find fascinating.