Apparently We Don't Live Inside a Hologram

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Tue, Dec 8th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

The Holometer, a device designed by Fermilab physicist Craig Hogan, did not detect any space time ``holographic'' noise, leading its researchers to conclude that we do not live in an hologram.

Back in the 1970s, a physicist named Jacob Bekenstein showed that the information about a black hole’s interior is encoded on its two-dimensional surface area (the “boundary”) rather than within its three-dimensional volume (the “bulk”). Twenty years later, Leonard Susskind and Gerard ‘t Hooft extended this notion to the entire universe, likening it to a hologram: our three-dimensional universe in all its glory emerges from a two-dimensional “source code.” New York Times reporter Dennis Overbye has likened the holographic concept to a can of soup. All the “stuff” of the universe, including human beings, makes up the “soup” inside the can, but all the information describing that stuff is inscribed on the label on the outside boundary.



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