Friday, December 5, 2014

Ponder This For Freaky Friday...!

Ever wonder if maybe we all are living in a dream world? Some kind of virtual reality maybe? Ponder this one.

Just something to think about on this chilly and wet Friday!

Is It All Just An Illusion?

Photo credit: Falcorian/Wikimedia

We think we understand more and more about our universe. But scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory are using a laser analysis project called the Holometer to see if we actually live in a hologram. That would mean our 3-D world is merely an illusion, with everything really encoded in tiny 2-D packets.

It would be similar to how TV show characters believe they live in a 3-D world, but they’re trapped on a 2-D screen. Scientists believe the information in our universe may be contained in packets like how the pixels on a TV screen contain data points. When you stand close to your TV, you can see individual pixels. But when you move farther back, all the pixels seem to form one image.

It’s possible that our world is defined that way, with our “pixel” of space equal to an area about 10 trillion trillion times smaller than an atom. “We want to find out whether space-time is a quantum system just like matter is,” said Craig Hogan of Fermilab. “If we see something, it will completely change ideas about space we’ve used for thousands of years.”

Maybe it will be our world’s Twilight Zone moment.

I have to thank the folks over at Listverse for giving something to mess up my already confused head this morning!

Coffee in the kitchen this morning. Starting to rain some.


Mamahen said...

This is a bit deep for me to comprehend this a.m....How about some Oreos to go along while we mull this over :))

Chickenmom said...

Cannot not even try to comprehend that. Would need about two pots of coffee just to get started on it!
Would love some of those Oreos, Mamahen! 18 here - Brrrr.

linda m said...

Too "deep" for me this gloomy morning. But I do love "The Twilight Zone". One of my favorite TV shows. I surely will need at least 2 cups of coffee tin order to get me moving this morning. Not so cold out here this AM only 32 F. Have a great weekend.

JO said...

Who funds these things?
It stopped raining here but very wet out and chilly maybe with the nice bright sun it will dry up a bit.

HermitJim said...

Hey Mamahen...
I know what you mean about it being too deep. Makes my head hurt!

Thanks for coming over today!

Hey Phyllis...
Hard to wrap your head around, isn't it?

Thanks for the visit this morning!

Hey Linda M...
It is a "Twilight Zone" type of though, that's for sure!

Thanks for dropping by today!

Hey Jo...
Now that's another good question! Sure isn't me.

Thanks, sweetie, for stopping by today!

Dizzy-Dick said...

Wow, something to wonder about, for sure.

Bob Mc said...

I have another theory. I live in my mind. All the rest of you are just figments of my imagination, like a dream. You better hope I don't wake up, or all of you will just disappear. Wrap your mind around that one. LOL.

JMD said...