The universe could be a ‘vast and complex hologram’ and our perception of life in 3D may only be an illusion.
That’s according to a group of theoretical physicists who have been investigating irregularities in the ‘afterglow’ of the Big Bang.
They say they have found ‘substantial evidence’ to support the idea of a holographic universe that will transform our knowledge of the entire universe
The researchers from the University of Southampton, working with colleagues in Canada and Italy, claim there is as much evidence for this theory as for traditional explanations for these irregularities.
A holographic universe, an idea first suggested in the 1990s, is one where all the information, which makes up our 3D ‘reality’is contained in a 2D surface on its boundaries.
Until now the bizarre theory had rarely been tested, but recent mathematical models suggest that the mind-boggling principle could be true.