Here’s why scientists think our entire universe could be a hologram


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Scientists have come up with the sort of idea that’s normally only found by exploring ‘inner space’ with the aid of hard drugs.

Is our entire universe is a vast and complex hologram?
This isn’t as far-out an idea as it seems – in fact, there have been nearly 1,000 scientific papers on the idea, Science Alert reports.
The idea is that our entire universe is actually contained in 2D – so the 3D world we experience is actually fake, like when you watch a 3D film on a 2D screen.

This week YouTube channel Life Noggin explored the idea – which actually makes sense in scientific terms, as it reconciles two theories, quantum mechanics and general relativity.

A holographic universe, an idea first suggested in the 1990s, is one where all the information, which makes up our 3D ‘reality’ (plus time) is contained in a 2D surface on its boundaries.

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