The holographic universe’s idea suggests that our universe contains an invisible order connecting every point to every other point in the universe. It tells us that the entire universe consists of subtle connections between events and places. This perspective also confirms the idea that we may be living in a simulation or in a virtual universe, where our sensory experience is just an illusion produced by an artificial reality.
In our daily life, we do not think about it at all. We assume that we live in a three-dimensional world full of shapes, textures, patterns, and all kinds of objects. We have the illusion that our feelings about these physical objects are representative and that our subjective perception is correct in terms of depth, size, temperature, texture, and weight.
However, if you are aware of the double-split experiment, you know that we shape our reality by our perceptions and thus do not reflect actual reality.
Is our reality an illusion?
What if our perception of space, location, and depth is all an illusion? What if it is a construction of our brain supported by our beliefs from moment to moment? Our beliefs provide us with an apparent grip on how to interpret the shape of our environment. After all, what would it mean if all of our perceptions were a particularly well-orchestrated hallucination produced by the brain?
The idea of the holographic universe is gaining more and more support within physics. The theory suggests that our perception of three dimensions is the product of our mind decoding information emerging from a two-dimensional, flat world.
This construction is done in the same way as a computer constructs a realistic moving computer game from billions of bits of ones or zeros. In other words, our senses only perceive information and not real physical objects, people, or things. That sense of physicality is an illusion produced by our brain.
Nassim Haramein on the holographic principle
As scientist Nassim Haramein explains the holographic principle: The holographic has been present throughout the ages, although it may not have been called that way early on. The concept that everything is present in everything, that from any point or any part of the universe you could get the information of the whole, has been present in ancient traditions, shamanism, and masters around the world in many different cultures. The concept of oneness has been there all along.
However, in developing the holographic principle in standard physics, we start the exploration with the famous physicist, David Bohm, who thought of the implicate and explicate order of creation as this structure in which creation contained every piece of information of the whole at every point.
Every region contains the total structure unfolded within it. He thought that all of the information of the universe would be present at every point. And this was described in his exploration of the holographic principle early on.
What is a hologram?
A hologram is an experiment or a setup in order to get a three-dimensional projection in space. It’s important to understand that the holographic principle of physics is called that way only as an analogy. And this is where a lot of people get mixed up, including physicists. And so, I’m making a very distinct separation between a hologram that we may call on earth here and the universe having a holographic principle. Those are two different things.
However, the hologram is a good analogy to most likely what the universe is doing. When you produce a hologram, a laser beam is split into two identical beams and redirected by the use of mirrors. One of the split beams is directed at the object – for example, a teacup. Some of the laser light is reflected off the object directly onto the photographic plate. The second beam is directed on the photographic plate. And when the two beams intersect and interfere with each other, the interference pattern recreates a virtual 3D image of the original object in the space.
If a hologram is cut into pieces, each piece contains whole views of the entire holographic image. The interesting part about this is that if you cut the photographic plate in half and shoot the laser at it, the holographic image is still going to appear. It will have a lower resolution, but it’s still there. And also, if you cut the plate into four pieces, the image will still be there, but only in a quarter of the original resolution. All the information is still there.
The holographic universe
The idea of the holographic universe gained popularity in the 1960s. Like David Bohm and Karl Pribram, physicists suggested that seemingly coherent, wave-like properties of subatomic particles, something quantum mechanics could never easily explain, were produced by a subtle holographic ordering principle that exists at every point in the universe. Bohm later called this the “implicit order” of the universe. It suggests that every point in the universe is connected to every other point.
Holography is something you probably know from holograms. You used to have those bookmarks in the 1980s, and nowadays, you still see them on credit cards or other security applications. They have a three-dimensional appearance, but it is an image embedded in a thin film strip.
You can also see those larger holograms in theme parks and science museums, some of which look lifelike like a 3D object standing right in front of you. You can walk around the object and see all the details of it.
In reality, a hologram is a “trick of the light.” The hologram is just an image, but the information embedded in the movie is projected onto space, making it look physically real. In a sense, the “whole (holo) is in every gram (particle)”.
How does a hologram work?
A hologram is created using lasers and two light beams. One beam is reflected from the object onto a film. The other beam is for reference only. When a laser is projected through the film, the 3D image comes to life. All information is embedded in the film strip, with the entire image reflected in every particle. When you remove these smaller particles, the image is still there, but it gets more blurred.
Are our reality and our universe holographic?
What if our reality works the same way? When we look at the way our brains work, our brains may create holographic images that look and feel three-dimensional to us but are just bits of information that make up a bigger picture, much like the hologram. We wouldn’t tell the difference because we spend our entire lives perceiving information through our brains, so we don’t really have any reference.
The holographic principle
Gravity and quantum mechanics have not been compatible with one theory for decades.
The holographic principle has helped to explain many previously inexplicable phenomena. Take remote viewing, how is it possible that someone can accurately observe something from a distance? And how is it even possible to give details about the color and shape of an object thousands of miles away?
Perhaps all the information from the universe is already “holographically” embedded in every bit of space, and the viewer is simply collecting that information already available.
Similar phenomenons could explain clairvoyance and foresight. Even though something seems physically very far away, on another level, it suddenly turns out to be very close. In this video, the holographic principle is explained flawlessly.
Also, consider the synchronicities that you experience daily. The more you are aware of this phenomenon, the more often you will notice these “apparent coincidences”. When this happens, it seems like there is a hidden, almost mysterious connection in everything surrounding us.
How can these unrelated events, times, numbers, people, or places seem connected and ordered? The only alternative explanation for “accidental” is that these things are already linked together in a holographic whole. This alternative may not be comprehensible to our minds because of the way we learned to perceive “reality.”
Non-locality within the holographic universe
Non-locality is a phenomenon where particles or objects are correlated with each other. Quantum mechanics shows that particles that once interacted in the past will be forever non-locally and energetically connected, and recent experiments support that. If you do something with one of the particle pairs, the other will react in real-time, regardless of the other particle’s distance. This phenomenon is also known as quantum entanglement. But how is this possible?
Although the Copenhagen interpretation tells us about quantum entanglement, it does not specify how it works. However, the holographic universe’s idea suggests that at a deeper level of our perceived reality, an ordering principle is embedded in the form of “the field”. In “the field,” space and time are connected to every other point, allowing interactions to happen faster than the speed of light.