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A holographic universe, the new theory of reality

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Watching the latest episode of the Croatian TV show called (translated) "on the borders of science" ("Na rubu znanosti") which presented views of a few scientists which work in the area of the field theories I have become a bit interested in the whole thing.

There was alot said in the show and I am not sure I can just describe it all here, but one theory that caught my attention and which seems to encapsulate all other views that have been shown is the theory of holographic universe which is an alternative explanation of reality as a whole which is according to some the best explanation of reality that science has ever offered.

Well, not to rant too much on it myself here is a link to an article written by Michale Talbot -- The Universe as a Hologram

If you dare to read it to the end you'll probably see how stunning this really is.

I however have many doubts about this. For example, if all that we see around us as real is actually just a "consensus reality" (merely a collective perception of reality rather than the objective reality itself) then should we say that our planet as well, our solar system, our galaxy, doesn't exist? If I understand correctly all these entities are actually "things" that we in our collective perception of reality see as such while we may infact be living in a universe that is nothing like that.

I don't know.. it just seems too far out, or maybe I just don't know enough about the whole theory and its implications to see the whole picture and understand where all of what I know exists (or rather percieve as existing, such as Earth) fits.

This is really an interesting topic. These mind blowing ideas that threaten to change the way we think about *anything* are so big that they can dramatically influence even our social systems, our culture, our ethics beliefs.. you name it! It's almost frightening.

Please share your thoughts!

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Re: A holographic universe, the new theory of reality
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I think these stories are nonsense: a lot of effort is taken to prevent recipients and families of donors from finding each other.

Well in the case with that woman I described above they did try to prevent her from finding the donors family, but she eventually did succeed at finding them. If the story is true I suppose she was just persistent wanting to discover the source of her new tendencies.

If it's not true then.. bah.. whatever..

I don't have much to add before reading more on it.. I wonder what others think..

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Re: A holographic universe, the new theory of reality

There are two ways of breaking a hologram: into pieces, which makes smaller duplicates, and by doing something that rearranges the molecules, such as melting it. My idea was that if brain surgery causes memories to disappear, it was equivalent to melting and not breaking.

I've heard stories about organ transplants too. I even read one about a heterosexual woman becoming bisexual and especially attracted to blonde girls after a heart transplant. The donor was a heterosexual guy with a blonde girlfriend.
I think these stories are nonsense: a lot of effort is taken to prevent recipients and families of donors from finding each other.

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Re: A holographic universe, the new theory of reality

Why am I reminded of X-men?

Even if we can not only receive but also send, I guess our abilities would be limited. We can "see" only a limited part of the hologram, so it makes sense we can also manipulate only a limited part.

That said, it doesn't really make sense to me that a part of a hologram would be able to manipulate that same hologram. But who knows, after all a human made of matter can manipulate matter. Maybe the "holographic" nature of the mind is just a coincedence or the result of evolution since it needs to live in a holographic universe. Besides, I think there is plenty of counterevidence against the holographic mind: lots of people have had brain surgery cause memories to be lost. Or not? To be honest I have never been very interested in the side effects of brain surgery Sticking out tongue . Also, it is possible to break a hologram so badly the parts aren't holograms anymore (by separating the layers or something), so maybe the counterevidence doesn't hold anyway.

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Re: A holographic universe, the new theory of reality

Wow. That was interesting.

Everything that "exists" in "reality" is "made" of "matter". Matter itself must be "made" of something else than matter (I'm calling everything up to the tinyest known subatomic particle "matter" here). It doesn't matter (heh) if it's made of a hologram or something else, there clearly IS matter and there IS reality and existence.

The properties of matter may be different than what we expected, but that's nothing new. It's not very long ago that we thought everything was made of four elements...

Clearly the mind is a "receiver" of the hologram, but can it also be a "sender"? That's interesting... if it can, what do we need the internet for, eh? And why travel in such ridiculous ways instead of teleporting?

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a)The Jungian Theory of

a)The Jungian Theory of Syncronicity, is a clear demonstration that everything in this Universe is predeterminated.The Heisenberg's Indetermination Principle comes from the human ignorance (we cannot see the reality in its totality)...so only an ignorant,can believe in Free Will.

b)Matter is a complex form of energy; Energy is a complex form of Information; Information...is God's Thought. The Universe is God...so we are parts of God.

c) Every kind of "human desire",is followed by a Chain of "Electron wave functions collapses" (in agreement with Schrödinger's Theory) which will not follow ours expectations! ...So the paradox is: if we want to get hold of something,we shouldn’t have to search for it. (Men stay still,and the mountains move...).
A curiosity: The connection between the electron wave-function and the human intent has to do with the fact that experiments have proved that the intentions of the operator of a radio transmission facility, directly and instrumentably alter the "footprint", the radiation pattern of the antenna. It has also been shown that the intent of the human being causes a divergence in the quantum field (which is the information field). Any divergence in the information field results in alterations of "probability", which directly influences the outcome of any system which contains any element of chance, directly influencing the resulting observable events. (See the work of Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research at http://www.princeton.edu/~pear/).

Notes:
"In agreement with Henri Bergson's thought (see the last pages of "Entre le temps et l'éternité" of Ilya Prigogine ,Librairie Arthème Fayard,Paris), we can accept the idea of a "Space-time absolute value", where all the "Space-time relativ values" are incorporated (in agreement with Einstein’s theory of relativity); the conclusion is that there is only one Real Matrix of the Universe...so every other possible /potential parallel "event/dimension/future" it's only a human illusion. All the other parallel Universes (or Multi-Universes,as Phd. Everett said) can only exist in our minds...perhaps whilst dreaming. Unfortunately several physicists are conditioned by Heisenberg's Principle of Indetermination...which, as you will know, is enough explain the existence of Free Will. Well, the Principle of Indetermination is hardly bound by the limits of observations made by the human brain. (We cannot see the reality in its totality...Bohm taught). If we accept the idea that our Universe really is God,well,in a infinite Caos of Energy too, there must to be a logical (but not for human brain),exact,specific,and perfectly organized ...Plan. How many significant (important) coincidences can happen to a person in his life,living in a unorganizated and stupid Universe?...I think no-one. Every synchronism in our life, is like an open-eyes-dream (Jung taught)...and we can thank the fine intelligence of our Universe...if they happen."

Comparative discussion:
http://www.sciencechatforum.com/bulletin/viewtopic.php?t=4732&sid=8ffcca4b0f3e4a6d10a037b6c1119007

Fausto Intilla
http://www.oloscience.com

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