Post by kelpzoidzl
Article on Fermilab, failing to figure out the Holographic unverse claim to disprove it.
To record a hologram, there must be matter which opposes the object laser beam, creating the interference pattern with the reference beam. If the universe (including Earth) was purely holographic, one shouldn't be able to create a hologram from another hologram. Cameras can photograph a hologram and its dimensional effects, so a holographic record isn't a brain mirage, either. So, I think the article you linked was trying to say, "matter does exist," while failing at disproving a holographic universe.
IMO, a holographic universe theory is closer to the half-spin state in particle physics, where exists in the material world a mathematically verifiable quantum state which does not exist as physical matter. So, the opposite must be true; within the quantum state exists a pure, singular world which requires no matter.
The universe may exist in both a quantum state where everything in it exists all at once at the same time as a singularity which is as enormous as it is immeasurably small - unaffected by time and requiring no matter. Whereas all the matter in the universe may just be that one pure, elementary state of nothing distributed through time, where we exist only in a continual singularity of material presence, considering everything else to be, "the past."
This explains how all the matter in the universe came from nothing at all, because it still is nothing at all beyond one elementary sub-particle which is both void, the size of the whole universe itself and all the particles of matter within those two fields, all existing at the same time in a singularity unaffected by the material world.
So, what we call the past is the hologram, or the analogue results of an object beam, and the continual present we sense as "now" is the pure state which never changes; like a reference beam.
The material world may only briefly exist as matter when connected by other matter through light or sound waves, physical proximity, etc. Everything else in a universe is perceived as having no material past...the infinite blackness of the universe, materially expanding as needed to displace and eventually nullify everything which had already briefly materially existed.
Mathematics can calculate, interpret or objectify it, but to perceive that nothing ever existed in the universe, matter must exist to perceive it. Whereas, to perceive the entire material universe requires hardly any matter at all. If the universe exists in a singular pure state, then it is a pure state of nothing and everything else has already happened from end-to-end in all conceivable forms of measurement as opposed to the universe's embedded singular quantum state.
The universe as one pure state of nothing = reference beam. The material interactions required for the universe to perceive itself as nothing = object beam. So, I still feel the term "holographic universe" is fairly sound.