Page 1 of 2
#1
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20126911.300-our-world-may-be-a-giant-hologram.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news

serious mindphuck

DRIVING through the countryside south of Hanover, it would be easy to miss the GEO600 experiment. From the outside, it doesn't look much: in the corner of a field stands an assortment of boxy temporary buildings, from which two long trenches emerge, at a right angle to each other, covered with corrugated iron. Underneath the metal sheets, however, lies a detector that stretches for 600 metres.

For the past seven years, this German set-up has been looking for gravitational waves - ripples in space-time thrown off by super-dense astronomical objects such as neutron stars and black holes. GEO600 has not detected any gravitational waves so far, but it might inadvertently have made the most important discovery in physics for half a century.

For many months, the GEO600 team-members had been scratching their heads over inexplicable noise that is plaguing their giant detector. Then, out of the blue, a researcher approached them with an explanation. In fact, he had even predicted the noise before he knew they were detecting it. According to Craig Hogan, a physicist at the Fermilab particle physics lab in Batavia, Illinois, GEO600 has stumbled upon the fundamental limit of space-time - the point where space-time stops behaving like the smooth continuum Einstein described and instead dissolves into "grains", just as a newspaper photograph dissolves into dots as you zoom in. "It looks like GEO600 is being buffeted by the microscopic quantum convulsions of space-time," says Hogan.

If this doesn't blow your socks off, then Hogan, who has just been appointed director of Fermilab's Center for Particle Astrophysics, has an even bigger shock in store: "If the GEO600 result is what I suspect it is, then we are all living in a giant cosmic hologram."

The idea that we live in a hologram probably sounds absurd, but it is a natural extension of our best understanding of black holes, and something with a pretty firm theoretical footing. It has also been surprisingly helpful for physicists wrestling with theories of how the universe works at its most fundamental level.

The holograms you find on credit cards and banknotes are etched on two-dimensional plastic films. When light bounces off them, it recreates the appearance of a 3D image. In the 1990s physicists Leonard Susskind and Nobel prizewinner Gerard 't Hooft suggested that the same principle might apply to the universe as a whole. Our everyday experience might itself be a holographic projection of physical processes that take place on a distant, 2D surface.

The "holographic principle" challenges our sensibilities. It seems hard to believe that you woke up, brushed your teeth and are reading this article because of something happening on the boundary of the universe. No one knows what it would mean for us if we really do live in a hologram, yet theorists have good reasons to believe that many aspects of the holographic principle are true.


whole article is in link
#3
Sounds like the matrix to me!


I can haz spoon?
Quote by Mauri_wario
I would indeed "fap that thaing", but my dog is looking at me and it feels highly iinappropriate.
Quote by tbsff_7
good luck with that! if the world have a nuclear war 3 things would survive; cockroaches, twinkies, and boss pedals
#4
If we live in a hologram, and we always have lived in a hologram, then everything stays the same, except we change earth to holo-earth
#6
thats pretty cool
MY GEAR!
Amp
-Peavey Classic 30
Guitars
-Silverburst Epiphone Les Paul Custom
-Squier Stratocaster
Pedals
-Ibanez TS9DX Turbo Tube Screamer
-Fender PT-100
-MXR Phase 90
-Fuzz Face Clone
-MXR Carbon Copy
#7
Does this mean I cant wank any more??


Seriously though, that is pretty cool.
Sail upon the open skies
Last edited by angusfan16 at Jan 15, 2009,
#8
I still don't understand space-time.
I've looked into it for hours but I don't comprehend the whole concept.
Quote by NGD1313
Yes, my mom walked in on me getting my carrot skinned.

So I freaked out and flipped the vegetable tray.

There was ranch everywhere.


Quote by zwound
Win


Quote by __Pent__


^^Too bad I can't do this in real life
#10
Hm. Neat.
Gunpowder: FUCKING ROCKS!!!
Quote by The Madcap
[witty set-up]
Gunpowder FUCKING ROCKS!!!!!

Quote by Kensai

Gunpowder you fucking rock!!

Quote by Dirge Humani
Now I can say, with sufficient certainly, that you, Gunpowder...

FUCK ROCKS!
#11
that's pretty ****ed up
Epiphone G-400
Yamaha Pacifica (Mod on hold due to procrastination)
Rocktron Banshee
Marshall 10CD

Quote by geetarguy13

I've never smoked before but it looks like fun.
#13
whoa...


does this mean i'm Neo?

(i soo call being Neo!)
Quote by nodice182
Denny Crane.

Quote by dmiwshicldply
touche vman, touche

mate. feed. kill. repeat.
#14
Free Your Mind!!!
♫♪♪♫♪♪♫♪♪♫♪♪♫♪♪♫♪♪

Quote by Rune Playaz
I vote thycrusader for 'The guy who hit the nail on the head'


Quote by Emilyyy.
thycrusader = Thigh_Crusader
#17
if the world is a holograph, then i'm sending you a holgraph post and giving you the finger. lmao, jk
#20
its like they were tripping or something

that sounds way to weird to be true.

im pretty sure im real, at least i think im real

Am i real?.... I hope so...
My last.fm
Quote by OMMad
i've always found pop to be harder to play than metal... especially shred metal... it's just really fast tremolo picking and the occasional palm mute... and the only chords you have to worry about are power chords...
#23
i think, therefore i am(answer to the question)
Quote by severed-metal
Come to think of it, my penis should've listened to more death metal.


Quote by Morphogenesis26
So my question is. Can Pre-Cum fluid pass through my underwear, my jeans, onto and through her jeans, through her underwear, and impregnate her?
#24
....
*head asplodes*
I can honestly say I have really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like.


I don't always post on UG, but when I do, I post in the Pit. Stay thirsty my friends.
#25
From page 3: "Let's wait and see," he says. "We think it's at least a year too early to get excited."


I can't wait that long!
Schecter Gryphon; Ibanez AEG20E
Peavey Rage 158 ; TRAYNOR YCS50
EHX Big Muff Pi; Dunlop CryBaby GCB-95 (modded); MXR M-108 10-band; DigiTech JamMan Looper
#26
I'm going to Use my Illusion then.
Quote by guitar-godfrey
when i grow up i wanna have blackandsilver's babies!

Quote by angusfan16

Quote by Scowmoo
..
HOLY HELL.

nice discovery, sir.


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Last edited by coryklok : Today at 01:10 PM.
#27
Heavy drugs man, heavy drugs.
■■■
'member The Pit of 10'? oH, I 'member!


╚═ ▼▲▼▲▼═╝
#28
If we live in a hologram then i can do whatever i want

*jump off a building*
John Frusciante
Slash
Jeff Beck
Matt Bellamy
Jack White

HT-5 Owners Thread

Owner of an 1/4 watt custom combo.

Quote by Garou1911
^This man speaks the language of win.


Donate to my cause
#29
pfft.

I chose the blue pill,

ignorance is bliss
Last.Fm

“If there was anything that depressed him more than his own cynicism, it was that quite often it still wasn't as cynical as real life.”
― Terry Pratchett

qft...



Jeremy Clarkson is a knob.
#30
lol... yea if its real then it doesnt really change anything... haha
Music drives me.
#31
Quote by AStrangleHold
I still don't understand space-time.
I've looked into it for hours but I don't comprehend the whole concept.

then you are human. everyone who understands it is an alien and we should kill them.
blahblahblahblahblahblah did you enjoy this?
#32
Even if this shows an end to standard spacetime as we know it (not apocalypse, as in a boundary) it still doesnt answer questions, it raises more.

Even if our universe is projected from a 2dimensional state, what is around it? The light source big and strong enough to project such thing, assuming it works on the same level? Is it physically similar or a natural chemical occurence using elements we havent discovered?

Bare questions tbh
#33
Quote by derbylad
Even if this shows an end to standard spacetime as we know it (not apocalypse, as in a boundary) it still doesnt answer questions, it raises more.

Even if our universe is projected from a 2dimensional state, what is around it? The light source big and strong enough to project such thing, assuming it works on the same level? Is it physically similar or a natural chemical occurence using elements we havent discovered?

Bare questions tbh

heaven?
Quote by severed-metal
Come to think of it, my penis should've listened to more death metal.


Quote by Morphogenesis26
So my question is. Can Pre-Cum fluid pass through my underwear, my jeans, onto and through her jeans, through her underwear, and impregnate her?
#35
Quote by CG Man16
heaven?


if you're a religious person possibly, normally being an athiest i'd go the scientific route but at that point in physics our 'understanding' is all conjecture, so neither argument has any more proof than the other.
#36
Quote by CG Man16
heaven?


one way to go with it, but scientists wont even consider that. theyd probably call it "the great light" or some ****.
Quote by nodice182
Denny Crane.

Quote by dmiwshicldply
touche vman, touche

mate. feed. kill. repeat.
#38
Quote by Carswell98
pfft.

I chose the blue pill,

ignorance is bliss


You need Viagra?
Mr. Allan wrote:
This is like saying you're not allowed to jerk off over the girl next door unless you have a license and written permission from her. Which, of course, is bullsh*t
Page 1 of 2