# The Holographic Principle

I am reading about and attempting to discuss the holographic principle, a conjecture in theoretical physics that the three-dimensional universe is a projection of a two-dimensional (i.e., surface area) encoding^{1}. This would imply that all the particles and properties and **everything** of our universe may be compressed *substantially *without losing information: reality is a (logical, not literal) projection of a very large bitmap.
The theory also could “explain” surprising properties of the universe, such as the discrete (i.e., quantum) nature^{2} of physics, the origin of gravity, and information density.

Most fixating is the idea that the universe may be regarded as a composition of information. I’ve been obsessed with information, consciously or unconsciously, since I can remember; and, the more I have thought about the nature of reality, the more I have flirted with the conclusion that information is the fundamental problem of existence: processing, encoding, retrieving, organizing, relating, and communicating.

Another thought: In engineering and business *applications*, numerical analysis is used to approximate solutions to continuous functions; and in scientific *theory,* continuous functions are used to approximate a *discrete reality* resulting from the holographic principle. If I’m not mistaken, this would mean that scientific models like the Schrödinger equation may be a little too perfect.

- Can anyone explain the holographic principle?
- The Fermilab Holometer, “an experiment to measure the smallest intervals of space and time”.