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Is Our Universe A Giant Hologram?

Interesting article over at the New Scientist about a new theory which could mean that our world might be a giant hologram. Holographic space-time? How utterly fascinating! My socks are still on my feet, but it’s quite surprising. Then, cosmology is quite abstract.  {via kottke}

“It looks like GEO600 is being buffeted by the microscopic quantum convulsions of space-time,” says Hogan.

“If the GEO600 result is what I suspect it is, then we are all living in a giant cosmic hologram.”

When the black hole has gone, all the information about the star that collapsed to form the black hole has vanished, which contradicts the widely affirmed principle that information cannot be destroyed. This is known as the black hole information paradox.

No one – including Hogan – is yet claiming that GEO600 has found evidence that we live in a holographic universe. It is far too soon to say. “There could still be a mundane source of the noise,” Hogan admits.


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