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    The world is not real...

    Just found this interesting article

    Our world may be a giant hologram - space - 15 January 2009 - New Scientist

    Can't pretend to understand half of it but it seems to boil down to this whole universe not really being here, instead it's just one gigantic hologram. That being the case it poses some interesting questions for those who believe your soul is separate from your body.

    All I have to say is...

    "Computer, Arch!"

    Drat, didn't work! Still, worth a try eh?

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    I got to page 2 and then my brain went .... meh... I get the jist of it but ... meh

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    Where's the pretty pictures

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    I think, therefore, I am.

    What a very interesting article, although I do wonder what some people are up to in these crazy places...

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    He showed that the physics inside a hypothetical universe with five dimensions and shaped like a Pringle is the same as the physics taking place on the four-dimensional boundary.
    Who knew the universe was shaped like pringles?

    Or, to put it another way, a holographic universe is blurry
    Yes I often get that after a late night.

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    I read the whole thing nearly killed me but i made it

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmcd35 View Post
    it seems to boil down to this whole universe not really being here, instead it's just one gigantic hologram.
    Why else do you think we get fog? It's not really two weather fronts meeting, it's to cover up the rendering artefacts in the distance...

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    Im with Homer Simpson on the doughnut shaped universe!

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    You been taking the Red Pills again

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    If it is a hologram reckon it has any stupid bugs like the Google Android OS.
    Perhaps if we all say "rm -rf" simultaneously we'll destroy the world!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcrazy04 View Post
    If it is a hologram reckon it has any stupid bugs like the Google Android OS.
    Death is just a stack overflow?

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    My personal favourite theory for those that fancy a follow up is the [ame="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropic_principle"]Anthropic Principle[/ame]

    My paraphrase of it is that the universe exists the way it is because we are here to see it behave like it does

    But things might appear differently in YOUR universe

    regards
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