Have you ever seen a hologram? One example is the shiny stamp on your credit card that has a three-dimensional appearance, even though it’s flat.
When I was a kid, you might be lucky and find a holographic baseball or football card that, if you tilted it the right way, seemed to make the player move. Pretty cool.
Science fiction has often depicted holographic images as three-D movies that don’t require stupid-looking glasses to view and that can appear anywhere, without a screen to capture the image.
Holographic technology can improve information storage. The information that is used to create a hologram is embedded in the fabric of the film, so that each piece holds all the information.
Now, some German scientists who were looking for gravitational waves say they have found evidence that the whole universe is a hologram. A slight “blur” at the end of their recent search for gravitational waves was predicted by Craig Hogan, a physicist at the Fermilab.
The blur, according to Hogan, is actually a representation of the fundamental limit of space time. Reality, it seems, is pixelated.
This may be “the most important discovery in physics for half a century” and offer some clues to the composition of reality. The discovery also correlates with Eastern philosophers who see the three-dimensional universe that we live in and work in as a shadow of a deeper, more fundamental level of reality, another level in this infinitely vast multiverse.
As scientists begin to tie this theory into the vibrational aspects of string theory, maybe the universe is actually just a singing hologram.