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The Holographic Principle

It sounds like science fiction, but it’s not. Modern physics takes very seriously the idea of the universe as a hologram or a simulation or projection of some kind. But we’ve suffered from the most common myopia of all: we left ourselves—our own bodies—out of the equation. We are more than membranes and mitochondria. We are light first, and matter second. And at the end of our lives, we will be light again. The self we see is just an avatar.

What is the holographic principle? It involves the idea that information is the more fundamental “stuff” of the universe and that space-time emerges from it. The first few links under VIDEOS can serve as an introduction, if the concept is unfamiliar. If it’s true, it’s true not just for everything we observe, but for us as observers, as well. That’s the part we’ve been missing—and the part that’s all-important, in terms of human health.