Honestly, I’m really in the midst of the article. Understanding physics is almost impossible to me. The article talks about reality being just images which is an idea I came across not in the science way but more of some random thought. I had this idea that perhaps no one but me – yes it’s sad – exist and everything around me is simply my imagination. It’s a scary thought and it made me rather upset the time I thought about it. Anyway, before I digress too far – A German detector is picking up a hint that we are all mere projections. And the article:
Our world may be a giant hologram
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 “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. (Source: New Scientist)