Note from Daniel P. Douglas
I can't cogently explain the idea the universe is a hologram. I understand just barely enough to include it as the backdrop to Showdown at Jupiter's Edge. I did so to help raise a question of existential considerations and the relationship to self identity. To learn more about this concept, I recommend the following article as a starting point. Enjoy!
The Holographic Universe Principle:
This bizarre idea could explain everything from telepathy to out-of-body experiences.
By Jaime Trosper From Futurism
Given all of the coverage on the radical idea that the universe is one massive hologram, we thought we would take a few minutes to delve into what that really means for us.
The holographic universe principle suggests that we’re living in a simulated reality (this is different from the hypothesis that states we live in a computer simulation). Essentially, it claims our physical world is nothing more than a detailed illusion. This illusion is actually projected by our brains, as energy fields are being decoded into the seemingly three-dimensional universe we see around us.
In a more speculative sense, the theory suggests that the entire universe can be seen as a two-dimensional information structure that is “painted” on the cosmological horizon, such that the three dimensions (four, if you include time) we observe are only an effective description at macroscopic scales and at low energies...