The Nerdwriter Explores Whether the Universe Is Actually a Hologram

Evan “The Nerdwriter” Puschak (previously) questions whether the Universe is actually a hologram in a recent video. He uses the sci-fi film Interstellar to help explain as this concept, known as the holographic principle, is quite complicated.

Editing, for me, is problem solving. The Holographic Principle is such a heady idea that it demands visual content that’s easy to follow and comprehend. Hopefully I was able to achieve that here. One of the things that always helps me to understand complex ideas is the language of popular culture. It’s something we all share, and in that way it can serve to ground abstractions in common mental anchors. Hence the use of McConnaughey. Who is more of a mental anchor these days than McConnaughey?!

Puschak also recommends that those wishing to learn more watch a lengthy lecture by physicist Leonard Susskind of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics about the same principle.

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