Skip to comments.Why Our Universe is Not a Hologram
Posted on 12/13/2013 1:24:43 PM PST by BenLurkin
Theres a web post from the Nature website going around entitled Simulations back up theory that Universe is a hologram. Its an interesting concept, but suffice it to say, the universe is not a hologram, certainly not in the way people think of holograms. So what is this holographic universe thing?
From this you get a headline implying that we live in a hologram. On twitter, Ethan Siegel proposed a more sensible headline: Important idea of string theory shown not to be mathematically inconsistent in one particular way.
(Excerpt) Read more at universetoday.com ...
A simulation ‘proving’ that the universe (which includes the simulation) is a simulation.
It’s obvious that anybody who really is convinced of that is no longer a scientist, but a weak-minded jerk.
“That idea is not as wild as it sounds. For example, suppose there is a road 10 miles long, and its is contained by a start line and a finish line. Suppose the speed limit on this road is 60 mph, and I want to determine if a car has been speeding. One way I could do this is to watch a car the whole length of the road, measuring its speed the whole time. But another way is to simply measure when a car crosses the start line and finish line. At a speed of 60 mph, a car travels a mile a minute, so if the time between start and finish is less than 10 minutes, I know the car was speeding.”
Sorry, pseudo-scientist. Both ways are equivalent. In way 1, the speed is measured over shorter distances than in way 2, but both are the same thing.
You can make a simulation that backs up pretty much anything.
I’s all way over my head. But something tells me that when they work out the Grand Unified Theory — it will lead to some amazing technological developments.
Yep. Look at the global warming simulations. Garbage in, garbage out.
Holograms are all in our minds.
Matter is mostly empty space. There is an element of illusion to the world as we know it, visually. We see what we’re equipped to see. There is more to it than that, though. I can see why some would equate this with a hologram.
“I wasn’t speeding, officer; I was travelling in a quantum way.”
Did you know nothing has color?
Whew. I was worried about that.
Your worry is just a part of the hologram.
My people laugh at you silly hologram creatures imagining you are real.
That’s reminiscent of the ST:TNG ep- “Ship In A Bottle” ...
It will exist only as long as The Creator wants it to.
Cop: I'm giving you a ticket because you were going 90 miles an hour!
Steven Wright: But officer, I wasn't planning to be out that long
Obviously the universe is not a hologram. The thing is it fits string theory, which probably means string theory is complete pap.
How come people who do not believe in God can think the universe is a hologram? Who made the hologram?
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