Monday, August 22, 2011

The Holographic Universe



Today nearly everyone is familiar with holograms, three-dimensional images projected into space with the aid of a laser. Now, two of the world's most eminent thinkers -- University of London physicists David Bohm, a former protege of Einstein's and one of the world's most respected quantum physicists, and Stanford neurophysiologist Karl Pribram, one of the architects of our modern understanding of the brain -- believe that the universe itself may be a giant hologram, quite literally a kind of image or construct created, at least in part, by the human mind. This remarkable new way of looking at the universe explains now only many of the unsolved puzzles of physics, but also such mysterious occurrences as telepathy, out-of-body and near death experiences, "lucid" dreams, and even religious and mystical experiences such as feelings of cosmic unity and miraculous healings.


Favorite quotes: 

"Just as every portion of a hologram contains the image of the
whole, every portion of the universe enfolds the whole".

"If a piece of holographic film containing the image of an apple
is cut in half and then illuminated by a laser, each half will still be
found to contain the entire image of the apple!"

"Unlike normal photographs, every small fragment of a piece of holographic film contains all the information recorded in the whole".

"If it was possible for every portion of a piece of holographic film to contain all the information
necessary to create a whole image, then it seemed equally possible for every part of the brain to contain all of the information necessary to recall a whole memory".


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