The Holographic Principle for the Artsy

Below is a rather creative video rendition of the holographic principle. In string theory, the holographic principle is simply this: a two-dimensional area—the cosmological horizon 13.7 billion light years away from where we think that we are—may be sufficient for accounting for all the information in the universe. And the two-dimensional cosmological horizon may be projecting everything—including us—into three dimensions. What this means is that our three-dimensional experience—our experience of local volume—may not be fundamental. We may be two-dimensional beings, our information being holographically projected into three dimensions from the cosmological horizon. Again, this cosmological horizon is 13.7 billion light years away from where we imagine that we are. I know it sounds crazy. But contemporary physicists take the idea seriously. 

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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