By Gary Voss
Is it possible that the life we are living here on earth is a virtual reality and all that we are experiencing is a download? Perhaps it may be that our True Selves never left Heaven and that who we are here on earth is just a mere "extension" of our other selves that exist on parallel worlds, which are also downloaded experiences as well.
I have had many visions and visitations, and inner journeys where I was taken through the Firmament <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firmament> , into what many have referred to as Heaven. In one inner experience, I had the privilege of witnessing what I call "The Hall of Forever." It was like a long hallway that seemed to have no end and went as far as my eyes could see. It was like looking through a mirror, through another mirror, then endless mirrors. On either side of me were these tall arched entrances that would continue throughout the hall, separated from one another, five to seven feet apart.
No matter which entry I stepped into, I found the same events occurring in each one of the rooms at the same time. What was going on inside was people who had passed on from this world were being brought forth from the "Tunnel of Light" by a Delivering Angel, who would drop them off to a Receiving Angel, then jump back through the wall into the tunnel to go get more passing souls. The Receiving Angel would wave their hand above the person arriving through the Tunnel of Light, and they would be instantly healed, glowing and smiling as if "downloaded" all past and present events.
After this took place, the Receiving Angel would turn about and face the wall behind them, raise his hand above his head and wave towards the wall as another opening appeared. Huge marble steps embedded with a shiny crystalline substance would flow out from the opening, where many other people were waiting to receive or be reunited with their loved ones.
The most peculiar thing that happened was when a woman arrived who had just passed on. Amazingly, she discovered her husband there, who she had left back on earth. Her son was also there to greet her, among other long lost relatives, but he had been left back on earth as well as a young boy, with only his father to raise him, or so she had thought.
I realized that this "Tunnel of Light" was a type of wormhole that could transport us into the future where all of Creation as we know it, has already passed. It confirmed what I had heard many times before, that there is no time in Heaven, only in our world.
Then one more amazing thing took place. The last person she met was herself. It was explained to me that this was her "Higher Self," the part of us that lives in "Christ Consciousness" and is our link to the Heaven Worlds. This Self gives us the ability to communicate with the Divine Realms and connect with God. It is also the part of us that gives us a natural inner self-awareness that knows right from wrong, and a conscious state of awareness. Remember the old song from Disney's Jimmy the Cricket, "Let your conscious be your guide?" Perhaps this "Higher self" is like our Guardian Angel and we really have never left Heaven. The life we are experiencing on earth may just be a virtual reality like a giant Holodeck like on Star Trek.
Since this experience I found there is new emerging scientific evidence of many of the things I have experienced, like quantum physics and holographic universes.
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All is "ISNESS"
Is it possible that the life we are living here on earth is a virtual reality and all that we are experiencing is a download? perhaps it may be so that our true selves never left Heaven and and that who we are here on earth is just a mere "extension" of our other selves that exist on parallel worlds which are also downloaded experiences as well.
Tunnel of Light to Heaven
I recall many visions, or perhaps some of them may have been actual visitations being taken through the Firmament, into what many have refer ed to as Heaven which in this particular event, I had the privilege of witnessing what I call "The Hall of Forever"
It was like this long hallway that seem to have no end and as far as my eyes could see, like looking through a mirror, through another mirror if you will. and on either side of me were these tall arched entrances that would continue throughout this hall and were separated from one another only by a few feet or so. (approx. 5 -7 feet apart.)
No matter which entry I stepped into, the same events were all occurring in each one of these rooms at the same time. What was going on inside was people who had passed away from this world were being brought forth from the "tunnel of light" by a delivering Angel, who would drop them off to a receiving Angel, then jump back through the wall into the tunnel to go get more. The receiving Angel would wave their hand above the person who arrived through the tunnel of light and was instantly healed, glowing and smiling as if "downloaded" of all past and present events.
After this took place, the receiving Angel would then turn about and face the wall behind them and raise his hand above his head and wave towards the wall which another opening appeared, and these huge marble steps embedded with shiny crystalline substance would simply flow out from the opening, in which many other people were there awaiting to receive their loved one to be reunited with them.
The most peculiar thing that happened was that the woman who arrived there would soon discover her husband whom she thought was back on earth, was also amongst her other long past relatives to greet her! not only thus, but her 5yr. old soon whom she thought to have left with her husband to raise prior to her passing on earth was was also there to greet her and yet he had not passed until after his 55th birthday! The observation I would come to realize was that this "Tunnel of Light" that the passing beings would come through was a "Wormhole" that would transport us into the future were all of this creation as we know it has already passed and as many of you have been told before, we only experience Time passing upon this world yet in heaven, there is no such thing as "Time" or Time as we know it to be.
The last person that she would meet would be herself. This was explained to me that this person was what many of us are often told as our "Higher Self" the one that we connect with that has a direct link to the "Christ Consciousness" which is why many other faiths believe that we do not need a Priest to act as an intermediary if we wish to communicate with the Heavenly Hierarchy, or God. So it all makes sense that we have this natural self-awareness within us that seems to know right from wrong, or a conscious state of awareness that we have as we know it, or have been told by others. Remember the old song from Disney's Jimmy the Cricket, "Let your conscious be your guide"? Perhaps this "Higher self" is one of your Guardian Angels and you, or who you really are has never left Heaven and the life you are experiencing here on earth may be just a virtual reality and what we are all experiencing may be a giant holodeck just like Gene Roddenberry depicted on Star-Trek?
I would only discover latter`that science is now beginning to explain the very things I have known all along which coincides with this experience I shared with you.
The irony of this is that I wish I had a nickel for every time I have had to be lectured by other in the past who ended their criticisms to me with "I don't have time for fantasies like what goes on in that head of yours, I have all I can do to deal with living in reality" Sound familiar?
Explicate Order of an Unfolded Universe?
Has GEO600's laser probed the fundamental fuzziness of space-time?
Our world may be a giant hologram
* 15 January 2009 by Marcus Chown
* Magazine issue 2691.
DRIVING through the countryside south of Hanover, it would be easy to miss the GEO600 experiment. From the outside, it doesn't look much: in the corner of a field stands an assortment of boxy temporary buildings, from which two long trenches emerge, at a right angle to each other, covered with corrugated iron. Underneath the metal sheets, however, lies a detector that stretches for 600 metres.
For the past seven years, this German set-up has been looking for gravitational waves - ripples in space-time thrown off by super-dense astronomical objects such as neutron stars and black holes. GEO600 has not detected any gravitational waves so far, but it might inadvertently have made the most important discovery in physics for half a century.
For many months, the GEO600 team-members had been scratching their heads over inexplicable noise that is plaguing their giant detector. Then, out of the blue, a researcher approached them with an explanation. In fact, he had even predicted the noise before he knew they were detecting it. According to Craig Hogan, a physicist at the Fermilab particle physics lab in Batavia, Illinois, GEO600 has stumbled upon the fundamental limit of space-time - the point where space-time stops behaving like the smooth continuum Einstein described and instead dissolves into "grains", just as a newspaper photograph dissolves into dots as you zoom in. "It looks like GEO600 is being buffeted by the microscopic quantum convulsions of space-time," says Hogan.
If this doesn't blow your socks off, then Hogan, who has just been appointed director of Fermilab's Center for Particle Astrophysics, has an even bigger shock in store: "If the GEO600 result is what I suspect it is, then we are all living in a giant cosmic hologram."
The idea that we live in a hologram probably sounds absurd, but it is a natural extension of our best understanding of black holes, and something with a pretty firm theoretical footing. It has also been surprisingly helpful for physicists wrestling with theories of how the universe works at its most fundamental level.
The holograms you find on credit cards and banknotes are etched on two-dimensional plastic films. When light bounces off them, it recreates the appearance of a 3D image. In the 1990s physicists Leonard Susskind and Nobel prizewinner Gerard 't Hooft suggested that the same principle might apply to the universe as a whole. Our everyday experience might itself be a holographic projection of physical processes that take place on a distant, 2D surface.
The "holographic principle" challenges our sensibilities. It seems hard to believe that you woke up, brushed your teeth and are reading this article because of something happening on the boundary of the universe. No one knows what it would mean for us if we really do live in a hologram, yet theorists have good reasons to believe that many aspects of the holographic principle are true.
Susskind and 't Hooft's remarkable idea was motivated by ground-breaking work on black holes by Jacob Bekenstein of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel and Stephen Hawking at the University of Cambridge. In the mid-1970s, Hawking showed that black holes are in fact not entirely "black" but instead slowly emit radiation, which causes them to evaporate and eventually disappear. This poses a puzzle, because Hawking radiation does not convey any information about the interior of a black hole. When the black hole has gone, all the information about the star that collapsed to form the black hole has vanished, which contradicts the widely affirmed principle that information cannot be destroyed. This is known as the black hole information paradox.
Bekenstein's work provided an important clue in resolving the paradox. He discovered that a black hole's entropy - which is synonymous with its information content - is proportional to the surface area of its event horizon. This is the theoretical surface that cloaks the black hole and marks the point of no return for infalling matter or light. Theorists have since shown that microscopic quantum ripples at the event horizon can encode the information inside the black hole, so there is no mysterious information loss as the black hole evaporates.
Crucially, this provides a deep physical insight: the 3D information about a precursor star can be completely encoded in the 2D horizon of the subsequent black hole - not unlike the 3D image of an object being encoded in a 2D hologram. Susskind and 't Hooft extended the insight to the universe as a whole on the basis that the cosmos has a horizon too - the boundary from beyond which light has not had time to reach us in the 13.7-billion-year lifespan of the universe. What's more, work by several string theorists, most notably Juan Maldacena at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, has confirmed that the idea is on the right track. He showed that the physics inside a hypothetical universe with five dimensions and shaped like a Pringle is the same as the physics taking place on the four-dimensional boundary.
According to Hogan, the holographic principle radically changes our picture of space-time. Theoretical physicists have long believed that quantum effects will cause space-time to convulse wildly on the tiniest scales. At this magnification, the fabric of space-time becomes grainy and is ultimately made of tiny units rather like pixels, but a hundred billion billion times smaller than a proton. This distance is known as the Planck length, a mere 10-35 metres. The Planck length is far beyond the reach of any conceivable experiment, so nobody dared dream that the graininess of space-time might be discernable.
That is, not until Hogan realised that the holographic principle changes everything. If space-time is a grainy hologram, then you can think of the universe as a sphere whose outer surface is papered in Planck length-sized squares, each containing one bit of information. The holographic principle says that the amount of information papering the outside must match the number of bits contained inside the volume of the universe.
Since the volume of the spherical universe is much bigger than its outer surface, how could this be true? Hogan realised that in order to have the same number of bits inside the universe as on the boundary, the world inside must be made up of grains bigger than the Planck length. "Or, to put it another way, a holographic universe is blurry," says Hogan.
This is good news for anyone trying to probe the smallest unit of space-time. "Contrary to all expectations, it brings its microscopic quantum structure within reach of current experiments," says Hogan. So while the Planck length is too small for experiments to detect, the holographic "projection" of that graininess could be much, much larger, at around 10-16 metres. "If you lived inside a hologram, you could tell by measuring the blurring," he says.
When Hogan first realised this, he wondered if any experiment might be able to detect the holographic blurriness of space-time. That's where GEO600 comes in.
Gravitational wave detectors like GEO600 are essentially fantastically sensitive rulers. The idea is that if a gravitational wave passes through GEO600, it will alternately stretch space in one direction and squeeze it in another. To measure this, the GEO600 team fires a single laser through a half-silvered mirror called a beam splitter. This divides the light into two beams, which pass down the instrument's 600-metre perpendicular arms and bounce back again. The returning light beams merge together at the beam splitter and create an interference pattern of light and dark regions where the light waves either cancel out or reinforce each other. Any shift in the position of those regions tells you that the relative lengths of the arms has changed.
"The key thing is that such experiments are sensitive to changes in the length of the rulers that are far smaller than the diameter of a proton," says Hogan.
So would they be able to detect a holographic projection of grainy space-time? Of the five gravitational wave detectors around the world, Hogan realised that the Anglo-German GEO600 experiment ought to be the most sensitive to what he had in mind. He predicted that if the experiment's beam splitter is buffeted by the quantum convulsions of space-time, this will show up in its measurements (Physical Review D, vol 77, p 104031). "This random jitter would cause noise in the laser light signal," says Hogan.
In June he sent his prediction to the GEO600 team. "Incredibly, I discovered that the experiment was picking up unexpected noise," says Hogan. GEO600's principal investigator Karsten Danzmann of the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam, Germany, and also the University of Hanover, admits that the excess noise, with frequencies of between 300 and 1500 hertz, had been bothering the team for a long time. He replied to Hogan and sent him a plot of the noise. "It looked exactly the same as my prediction," says Hogan. "It was as if the beam splitter had an extra sideways jitter."
Incredibly, the experiment was picking up unexpected noise - as if quantum convulsions were causing an extra sideways jitter
No one - including Hogan - is yet claiming that GEO600 has found evidence that we live in a holographic universe. It is far too soon to say. "There could still be a mundane source of the noise," Hogan admits.
Gravitational-wave detectors are extremely sensitive, so those who operate them have to work harder than most to rule out noise. They have to take into account passing clouds, distant traffic, seismological rumbles and many, many other sources that could mask a real signal. "The daily business of improving the sensitivity of these experiments always throws up some excess noise," says Danzmann. "We work to identify its cause, get rid of it and tackle the next source of excess noise." At present there are no clear candidate sources for the noise GEO600 is experiencing. "In this respect I would consider the present situation unpleasant, but not really worrying."
For a while, the GEO600 team thought the noise Hogan was interested in was caused by fluctuations in temperature across the beam splitter. However, the team worked out that this could account for only one-third of the noise at most.
Danzmann says several planned upgrades should improve the sensitivity of GEO600 and eliminate some possible experimental sources of excess noise. "If the noise remains where it is now after these measures, then we have to think again," he says.
If GEO600 really has discovered holographic noise from quantum convulsions of space-time, then it presents a double-edged sword for gravitational wave researchers. One on hand, the noise will handicap their attempts to detect gravitational waves. On the other, it could represent an even more fundamental discovery.
Such a situation would not be unprecedented in physics. Giant detectors built to look for a hypothetical form of radioactivity in which protons decay never found such a thing. Instead, they discovered that neutrinos can change from one type into another - arguably more important because it could tell us how the universe came to be filled with matter and not antimatter (New Scientist, 12 April 2008, p 26).
It would be ironic if an instrument built to detect something as vast as astrophysical sources of gravitational waves inadvertently detected the minuscule graininess of space-time. "Speaking as a fundamental physicist, I see discovering holographic noise as far more interesting," says Hogan.
Small price to pay
Despite the fact that if Hogan is right, and holographic noise will spoil GEO600's ability to detect gravitational waves, Danzmann is upbeat. "Even if it limits GEO600's sensitivity in some frequency range, it would be a price we would be happy to pay in return for the first detection of the graininess of space-time." he says. "You bet we would be pleased. It would be one of the most remarkable discoveries in a long time."
However Danzmann is cautious about Hogan's proposal and believes more theoretical work needs to be done. "It's intriguing," he says. "But it's not really a theory yet, more just an idea." Like many others, Danzmann agrees it is too early to make any definitive claims. "Let's wait and see," he says. "We think it's at least a year too early to get excited."
The longer the puzzle remains, however, the stronger the motivation becomes to build a dedicated instrument to probe holographic noise. John Cramer of the University of Washington in Seattle agrees. It was a "lucky accident" that Hogan's predictions could be connected to the GEO600 experiment, he says. "It seems clear that much better experimental investigations could be mounted if they were focused specifically on the measurement and characterisation of holographic noise and related phenomena."
One possibility, according to Hogan, would be to use a device called an atom interferometer. These operate using the same principle as laser-based detectors but use beams made of ultracold atoms rather than laser light. Because atoms can behave as waves with a much smaller wavelength than light, atom interferometers are significantly smaller and therefore cheaper to build than their gravitational-wave-detector counterparts.
So what would it mean it if holographic noise has been found? Cramer likens it to the discovery of unexpected noise by an antenna at Bell Labs in New Jersey in 1964. That noise turned out to be the cosmic microwave background, the afterglow of the big bang fireball. "Not only did it earn Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson a Nobel prize, but it confirmed the big bang and opened up a whole field of cosmology," says Cramer.
Hogan is more specific. "Forget Quantum of Solace, we would have directly observed the quantum of time," says Hogan. "It's the smallest possible interval of time - the Planck length divided by the speed of light."
More importantly, confirming the holographic principle would be a big help to researchers trying to unite quantum mechanics and Einstein's theory of gravity. Today the most popular approach to quantum gravity is string theory, which researchers hope could describe happenings in the universe at the most fundamental level. But it is not the only show in town. "Holographic space-time is used in certain approaches to quantising gravity that have a strong connection to string theory," says Cramer. "Consequently, some quantum gravity theories might be falsified and others reinforced."
Hogan agrees that if the holographic principle is confirmed, it rules out all approaches to quantum gravity that do not incorporate the holographic principle. Conversely, it would be a boost for those that do - including some derived from string theory and something called matrix theory. "Ultimately, we may have our first indication of how space-time emerges out of quantum theory." As serendipitous discoveries go, it's hard to get more ground-breaking than that.
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Marcus Chown is the author of Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You (Faber, 2008)
The Holographic Universe