Holographic universe 2/2
- Comments on article: Information in the Holographic Universe,
Scientific American Aug. 2003 vol. 289 no.2
Saying that the universe is made of "matter and energy" or that the universe is a "hologram" does not advance things that much.
A "hologram" is made from interference patterns made by light, it might be that "matter" the same thing. By E = mc /\ 2 energy gets converted into matter and vic versa -- i.e. electromagnetic waves (visible and invisible light) converts to "matter" and vice versa. What light is? What matter is? What hologram is? ----Who knows on a fundamental level.
When the article talks of a 3-D image being made on a flat 2-D surface (2-D hologram), this is Projective Geometry, a principle that extends up to Higher Dimensions; so that are perception of 3-D is a projection from a Higher Dimension.
Bekenstein's article ends by saying " ... that such a final theory must be concerned not with fields, not even with spacetime, but rather with information exchange among physical processes. If so, the vision of information as the stuff the world is made of will have found a worthy embodiment."
The 'final theory' is the Unified Field Theory of course. And this Holographic Theory is the same as the theory that Einstein was working; just never gave it that name. Talbot talks of the Holographic Universe and refers to the physics side of it being developed by David Bohm, protégé of Einstein.
Actually it goes back further as both Bohm and Einstein were working from Boscovich's Unified Field Theory. (www.einsteinconspiracy.co.uk)
When Bekenstein talks of "information" as if it is more important than "field" --- well a "field" is just a collection of variables ---- and variables = information. So, not that much advance here by talking about "information" instead of "field."
Its all just playing around with words. Use some new words and give the theory a New Name: Unified Field Theory -----> becomes ---->>> Holographic Theory.
Its the same old theory, just now there is a new identification - holograms are like what happens when electromagnetic energy becomes matter. And if everything is a hologram, then all might be "illusion" as per Ancient Mysticism.
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