Check out today's article "Experiment begins to see if the universe is a 2D hologram"
My Take On This
Rather then go into a super long explanation, let me put it this way. The eye cannot see itself. What can be observed is it's implied reflection. Let me expand on that. The essence of human thought cannot be measured either, only reflected on.
In a nutshell, there is no way possible we can state unequivocally we exist other then as a reflection of how our mind (whatever that is) interprets things or itself. Emphasis on "interprets".
Just what if "itself" is actually a projection in of itself just as the observable universe around us?
If everything we understand is nothing more then a dimensional projection the mind "interprets" as three, it means there is no actual time nor distance. All that exists is in one place at the same time, just as quantum theory suggests. No end. No beginning. Only the now. Even the illusion of the individual I am would be part of this hologram. In short what we consider being real or not real is only an interpretation in-of-itself which may or may not exist. Hence the eye cannot see the eye.
Meet BabyX, the virtual TODDLER that learns like a human-- "The artificial baby girl is being developed by the Auckland Bioengineering Institute Laboratory for Animate Technologies in New Zealand... Her ‘brain’ is in the form of a computer algorithms."
So Just What If?
All of us are nothing more then a higher species' software design. This takes us right back to the false assumption just because we "think" doesn't mean we actually are. It's then possible to conceive the universe is neither infinite nor anything we observe (including ourselves) actually exist as we may assume it does.
This all leads back to, if this be so, then who created them? Well maybe that's what they are trying to find out. If indeed we solve this riddle will they unplug us? Or shall they (if they exist) and us have achieved the true purpose of the first who set this in motion and have no further need of either?
(1) Self awareness doesn't prove a damn thing if that which has been created has been programmed sophisticated enough to "think" it is.
(2) If indeed we are a product of whatever goes on, will we be allowed to go beyond indefinitely what we may have been created for?
(3) Will it turn out what we think of God as our "creator" be far different then what the human mind could have ever imagined?
Before anyone blows off this theory of us existing in a so-called holographic world, we need to somehow prove otherwise. Ignorance and denial this is possible doesn't make it so.