|arya||Date: Tuesday, 05-May-2015, 1:19 PM | Message # 1|
The universe may be a hologram, according to a new mathematical model developed at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien). If this is true, it means we could all be living our lives in just two spatial dimensions, rather than the familiar three of length, width and height.
The holographic principle positing that our universe may contain just two dimensions of length was first proposed in 1997, exciting theoretical physicists. What we perceive as a third dimension could in fact be two-dimensional events on the "horizon" of a two-dimensional image. This property of the universe would behave much like the holograms used on credit cards — in spite of being two-dimensional, they create an illusion of depth.
This astounding idea has only been studied mathematically, in cases in which the universe is said to possess a negative curvature — similar to a horse saddle. New calculations show that a two-dimensional universe projecting a holographic appearance of three dimensions could also take place if spacetime were flat.
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