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Michael Talbot talks to Psychologist Jeffery Mishlove about 6 months prior to Michael’s death in 1992. He gives a brief overview of the concept of the ‘Holographic Universe’, the idea that at a fundamental level the universe and all it contains is holographic in nature, all parts having within them a representation of the whole. This touches briefly on aspects of quantum physics which support such a model. Michael shines a light on the kind of phenomena that the Newtonian paradigm is unable to explain, such as synchronicities, psychic experiences, UFOs, poltergeists, spiritual experiences, and states of higher consciousness.

Essential viewing if you’re planning on getting stuck into The Holographic Universe
For those who’d prefer to listen than watch, here’s a similar interview.

nytimes.com
Hologram Performance Is Shut Down by Police
The Chicago rapper made a virtual appearance at a music festival outside of Chicago, but the authorities shut it down.
By Joe Coscarelli

Joe Coscarelli:

A performance by the Chicago rapper Chief Keef — or rather, his likeness, beamed live via hologram from California — was shut down by the police on Saturday night in Hammond, Ind., after warnings from the mayor’s office that the performer could not appear, even digitally, promoters said on Sunday.

The surprise appearance of Chief Keef at Craze Fest, a hip-hop festival in Hammond, about 25 miles outside of Chicago, was scheduled after a series of canceled hologram performances by the rapper, born Keith Cozart. Last weekend, a Chicago theater called off a similar show after representatives for Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office deemed Chief Keef “an unacceptable role model,” whose music “promotes violence” and whose presence via hologram “posed a significant public safety risk.”

Not an Onion article. Disturbing the peace via hologram. The future is now.

Pribram realised that if the holographic brain model was taken to its logical conclusions, it opened the door on the possibility that objective reality—the world of coffee cups, mountain vistas, elm trees, and table lamps—might not even exist, or at least not in the way we believe it exists. Was it possible, he wondered, that what the mystics had been saying for centuries was true, reality was maya, an illusion, and what was really out there was really a vast, resonating symphony of wave forms, a “frequency domain” that was transformed into the world as we know it only after it entered our senses?
—  Michael Talbot—The Holographic Universe
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The ship’s arboretum from “Is There In Truth No Beauty” was originally constructed for “Elaan of Troyius”, but the scene in which it featured ended up on the cutting room floor. The only other episode of Star Trek that featured it was “And The Children Shall Lead.”

Interestingly, it’s never stated to be the arboretum by any of the the characters in either episode. Some fans theorize that this is Gene Roddenberry’s first attempt at something akin to the holodeck from Star Trek: The Next Generation. When Kirk and Dr. Jones enter the room, the captain says, “I may be sentimental, but this is my favorite place: Earth,” which could imply that the scene takes place in the “holography area” that Roddenberry had promised to NBC executives for future seasons.

(That said, Dr. Jones leaves the room holding a rose at the end of the scene, which says to me that it wasn’t a projection of some kind.)

Holographic Universe

A UK, Canadian and Italian study has provided what researchers believe is the first observational evidence that our universe could be a vast and complex hologram.

Theoretical physicists and astrophysicists, investigating irregularities in the cosmic microwave background (the ‘afterglow’ of the Big Bang), have found there is substantial evidence supporting a holographic explanation of the universe - in fact, as much as there is for the traditional explanation of these irregularities using the theory of cosmic inflation.

The researchers, from the University of Southampton (UK), University of Waterloo (Canada), Perimeter Institute (Canada), INFN, Lecce (Italy) and the University of Salento (Italy), have published findings in the journal Physical Review Letters.

A holographic universe, an idea first suggested in the 1990s, is one where all the information, which makes up our 3D 'reality’ (plus time) is contained in a 2D surface on its boundaries.

Professor Kostas Skenderis of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton explains: “Imagine that everything you see, feel and hear in three dimensions (and your perception of time) in fact emanates from a flat two-dimensional field. The idea is similar to that of ordinary holograms where a three-dimensional image is encoded in a two-dimensional surface, such as in the hologram on a credit card. However, this time, the entire universe is encoded!”

Although not an example with holographic properties, it could be thought of as rather like watching a 3D film in a cinema. We see the pictures as having height, width and crucially, depth - when in fact it all originates from a flat 2D screen. The difference, in our 3D universe, is that we can touch objects and the 'projection’ is 'real’ from our perspective.

In recent decades, advances in telescopes and sensing equipment have allowed scientists to detect a vast amount of data hidden in the 'white noise’ or microwaves (partly responsible for the random black and white dots you see on an un-tuned TV) left over from the moment the universe was created. Using this information, the team were able to make complex comparisons between networks of features in the data and quantum field theory. They found that some of the simplest quantum field theories could explain nearly all cosmological observations of the early universe.

Professor Skenderis comments: “Holography is a huge leap forward in the way we think about the structure and creation of the universe. Einstein’s theory of general relativity explains almost everything large scale in the universe very well, but starts to unravel when examining its origins and mechanisms at quantum level. Scientists have been working for decades to combine Einstein’s theory of gravity and quantum theory. Some believe the concept of a holographic universe has the potential to reconcile the two. I hope our research takes us another step towards this.”

The scientists now hope their study will open the door to further our understanding of the early universe and explain how space and time emerged.

IMAGE….This is a sketch of the timeline of the holographic Universe. Time runs from left to right. The far left denotes the holographic phase and the image is blurry because space and time are not yet well defined. At the end of this phase (denoted by the black fluctuating ellipse) the Universe enters a geometric phase, which can now be described by Einstein’s equations. The cosmic microwave background was emitted about 375,000 years later. Patterns imprinted in it carry information about the very early Universe and seed the development of structures of stars and galaxies in the late time Universe (far right). CREDIT Paul McFadden