Reality is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so
October 20, 2010 11:33 AM Subscribe
posted by Old'n'Busted (59 comments total)
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Fermilab particle astrophysicist Craig Hogan is building a holometer
to directly measure if our reality is an illusion - that is, nothing more than a hologram.
From the article: "Black hole physics, in which space and time become compressed, provides a basis for math showing that the third dimension may not exist at all. In this two-dimensional cartoon of a universe, what we perceive as a third dimension would actually be a projection of time intertwined with depth. If this is true, the illusion can only be maintained until equipment becomes sensitive enough to find its limits."
No word if we are just a help-me message stuck in a barrel-shaped robot existing on a higher plane or not.