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Title: "Our world may be a giant hologram"
Post by: /0 on February 09, 2010, 01:37:54 am
A really interesting article on the possibility that our universe is a hologram
(take note that it is just an idea at the moment, and not a really a theory yet)

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126911.300-our-world-may-be-a-giant-hologram.html?full=true
Title: Re: "Our world may be a giant hologram"
Post by: Cthulhu on February 09, 2010, 01:32:50 pm
I wouldn't call Newscientist the most reputable science journal in the world :P I find its usually filled with 'popular' science and not much use to the serious scientist just for those who are interested in science.

However I have heard this hologram idea before but I'm not convinced... maybe I just don't understand the physics.
Title: Re: "Our world may be a giant hologram"
Post by: QuantumJG on February 09, 2010, 03:21:13 pm
I wouldn't call Newscientist the most reputable science journal in the world :P I find its usually filled with 'popular' science and not much use to the serious scientist just for those who are interested in science.

Lol, pop-science! But yeah these journals won't really be 'serious'. Still I love reading them as some are really fun to read about. 

However I have heard this hologram idea before but I'm not convinced... maybe I just don't understand the physics.

Lol.

I haven't heard about it nor do I even come near understanding the physics. Modern physics has a lot of weird stuff that I can't get my head around and then I feel like a laymen. I remember in year 9 before I did physics as a school subject, I would go on wikapedia to search up things and go on tangents. I have always wanted to possess this knowledge and so I now study physics.     
Title: Re: "Our world may be a giant hologram"
Post by: Fyrefly on February 09, 2010, 06:14:26 pm

Just a funny feeling... but I suspect that if you follow the white rabbit...
Title: Re: "Our world may be a giant hologram"
Post by: appianway on February 09, 2010, 06:16:30 pm
This is more philosophy than physics, but what difference would it make?
Title: Re: "Our world may be a giant hologram"
Post by: the.watchman on February 09, 2010, 06:19:23 pm

Just a funny feeling... but I suspect that if you follow the white rabbit...

... you are equivalent to Neo? I can't wait to see who that is! :P
Title: Re: "Our world may be a giant hologram"
Post by: QuantumJG on February 09, 2010, 06:38:59 pm
Just a funny feeling... but I suspect that if you follow the white rabbit...

Is that adressed at me? :S

This is more philosophy than physics, but what difference would it make?

According to 'The Elegant Universe, by Brian Greene' there is a huge difference. Such as the battle as to whether string theory is science or just a philosophy and if you can't prove it is true then nobody should believe it.
Title: Re: "Our world may be a giant hologram"
Post by: Fyrefly on February 09, 2010, 08:12:25 pm
Just a funny feeling... but I suspect that if you follow the white rabbit...

Is that adressed at me? :S

No... no-one in particular... I would have quoted you if it was... watchman caught on with where I was headed.
Title: Re: "Our world may be a giant hologram"
Post by: QuantumJG on February 09, 2010, 09:00:18 pm

Just a funny feeling... but I suspect that if you follow the white rabbit...

... you are equivalent to Neo? I can't wait to see who that is! :P

WTF?
Title: Re: "Our world may be a giant hologram"
Post by: the.watchman on February 09, 2010, 09:01:19 pm

Just a funny feeling... but I suspect that if you follow the white rabbit...

... you are equivalent to Neo? I can't wait to see who that is! :P

WTF?

Matrix analogy, Neo = "next christ" :D