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Theories about the Origins of Space and Time.

1. Gravity as Thermodynamics
Entropic gravity is a theory in modern physics that describes gravity as an entropic force - not a fundamental interaction mediated by a quantum field theory and a gauge particle, but a consequence of physical systems’ tendency to increase their entropy. 

2. Loop Quantum Gravity
According to Einstein, gravity is not a force – it is a property of space-time itself. Loop quantum gravity is an attempt to develop a quantum theory of gravity based directly on Einstein’s geometrical formulation. The main output of the theory is a physical picture of space where space is granular. More precisely, space can be viewed as an extremely fine fabric or network “woven” of finite loops. These networks of loops are called spin networks. The evolution of a spin network over time is called a spin foam. The predicted size of this structure is the Planck length, which is approximately 10−35 meters. According to the theory, there is no meaning to distance at scales smaller than the Planck scale. Therefore, LQG predicts that not just matter, but space itself, has an atomic structure.

3. Causal Sets
Its founding principles are that spacetime is fundamentally discrete and that spacetime events are related by a partial order. The theory postulates that the building blocks of space-time are simple mathematical points that are connected by links, with each link pointing from past to future. Such a link is a bare-bones representation of causality, meaning that an earlier point can affect a later one, but not vice versa. The resulting network is like a growing tree that gradually builds up into space-time.

4. Causal Dynamical Triangulations
The idea is to approximate the unknown fundamental constituents with tiny chunks of ordinary space-time caught up in a roiling sea of quantum fluctuations, and to follow how these chunks spontaneously glue themselves together into larger structures. The space-time building blocks were simple hyper-pyramids (four-dimensional counterparts to three-dimensional tetrahedrons) and the simulation’s gluing rules allowed them to combine freely. The result was a series of bizarre ‘universes’ that had far too many dimensions (or too few), and that folded back on themselves or broke into pieces.

5. Holography
In this model, the three-dimensional interior of the universe contains strings and black holes governed only by gravity, whereas its two-dimensional boundary contains elementary particles and fields that obey ordinary quantum laws without gravity. Hypothetical residents of the three-dimensional space would never see this boundary, because it would be infinitely far away. But that does not affect the mathematics: anything happening in the three-dimensional universe can be described equally well by equations in the two-dimensional boundary, and vice versa.

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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.

nytimes.com
Hologram Performance by Chief Keef 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

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.”

Would anyone be interested in helping to crowdfund a hologram-based futuristic sport?

So this is for real. I’ve been making the rounds and getting in contact with a few engineers/scientists who work with holography. In my sci-fi books, there’s a sport called Hologis that is basically dodgeball mixed with lasertag set in a giant maze arena.

We have the technology to make this…at least on a small scale, to start.

Think about it. Bored on a Saturday afternoon? Get your friends and run on over to the local Hologis arena and get a few hours of exercise running around in an arena, throwing holographic balls at each other and avoiding being eliminated.

Fun, adrenaline, and exercise. AND FREAKING HOLOGRAMS.

What more could you want?

Imagine watching this on TV. Or going to the stadium and cheering on your team. Or playing it yourself. People, THIS IS THE FUTURE OF SPORTS.

So, obviously funding will be needed, and I can’t do this on my own. Would you put into something like this? (Please note, I am not currently crowdfunding this or asking for money. This is just a poll.)

Let me know what you think! If you want more info about what Hologis is, shoot me a message. I have the rules manual, how it’s set up, knock-out system, etc etc.