Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Real science: Is space-time a grainy hologram?

Some truly weird physics in Marcus Chown's "Our world may be a giant hologram" at New Scientist.

Plus possibly some early experimental evidence of this cosmic weirdness - that space-time comprises of discrete "grains" at microscopic level that can be modeled as holographic projections of some kind of pixels written over the outer surface of the universe!! Grains with dimensions of the order of 10e-16 meters.

[via Jay Lake]