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Who Needs a Brain Anyway?

bearblue posted this, which subsequently made my brain explode: New Scientist: Our World May Be a Giant Hologram.

Not quite as huge, but still quite big in its own way, Earth, Observed. Also courtesy of bearblue.

-The Gneech

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scixual
Jan. 16th, 2009 01:48 pm (UTC)
As I understand it, a hologram is created (or projected, I guess) as an interaction between TWO 2D images, or rather the interference pattern of two interfering patterns.

I am trying to recall where I read something about this, three our five years ago. Blew my mind as I tried to wrap my head around it. INFORMATION as the ultimate source, and matter AND energy as clumps of information, interference patterns, waves in the pond from two different splashes.

Presumably 4d would be the interaction of 3 planes? How does time figure?

It's a fascinating idea. And vaguely Platonic (shadows on Plato's Cave?).

bearblue
Jan. 16th, 2009 07:03 pm (UTC)
I'm glad I'm not the only one who went *foom!* :) But it's an awesome feeling isn't it. *grins*
grayalynn
Jan. 16th, 2009 07:44 pm (UTC)
No, whats really scary is the fact that the "Universe is a Hologram" is basically the occult ideology that Grant Morrison explains in the Invisibles - our universe is the interferance pattern between two more "real" states of existance in which, as scixual mentions, infromation is the ultimate source or reality.

Where the occultism of odd British comic writer's and cutting edge theoretical physics meet...there are no real words to describe it.
grayalynn
Jan. 16th, 2009 08:55 pm (UTC)
There are very few things that I have ever read that make me feel overwhelmed, most of them were written by Germans who wrote in English about ethics and metaphysics, but there are parts of Invisibles that are *foom!*-ish (to borrow a term).
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