09w06:1 We are quantum interactions on the edges of the universe

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Personally I just think we’re mathematical equations provided with the delusion of sensory experience to perceive ourselves as three dimensional beings delimited by physicalities. But that’s just me. – Timothy

Our world may be a giant hologram | Marcus Chown
15 January 2009 New Scientist.com
“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.'”

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The Resolution of the Reality Hologram | The Daily Galaxy (22 Jan)
“In intellectual terms, though, this should raise so many fascinating questions you’ll never need TV again. While in the extreme earliest stages, with far more work to go before anyone can draw any conclusions, this is some of the most mind-bending metaphysical science you’ll ever see. Are we real, or are we quantum interactions on the edges of the universe – and is that just as real anyway?”


Atoms of Space and Time | Lee Smolin (Jan 2004 Scientific American)

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