Do you believe the world that you see is real or just a hologram?
The idea came when scientists tried to fill in the gaps between Einstein’s theory of gravity and quantum physics.
Led by Yoshifumi Hyakutake from Ibaraki University in Japan, a team of researchers studied quantum physics, string theory, gravity and black holes and discovered that perhaps the universe is a hologram.
This ‘hologram’ theory does not refer to an illusion but rather, a more scientific approach whereby what we perceive is actually just ‘painted’ onto the cosmological horizon or the boundary of the universe.
Holograms are just diffraction patterns which means that they are a result of light being scattered from an object and then reconstructed to give the appearance of a 3D object. Basically the hologram theory means that we see things as solid but in fact, they are not.
Hyakutake and his team theorized that we perceive three different dimensions that are projected in front of us and that these virtual particles have the ability to shift in and out of existence.
“Things we think are solid may not be, instead they may be a projection of something- its not physical and yet, in the next instant it is,” said Paul Czyz, a professor of aerospace engineering. Czyz also believes that we are only able to see about 5 percent of the universe and the rest is imperceivable by the human mind.
Leonard Susskind, a theoretical physicist at Stanford University in California who was among the first theoreticians to explore the idea of holographic universes states that this latest research has “numerically confirmed, perhaps for the first time, something we are fairly sure had to be true, but was still a conjecture.”
While confirming that the Universe is in fact a hologram is probably unlikely, there is so much more than what we see.