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Revelation of Life - Phil

"You gotta be kidding!" - I was inspecting my father's face in search for any hint of a concealed smile that would explain a joke he was telling me. "You are actually suggesting that there is a two dimensional balloon surrounding our universe where real life is located and the 3D cosmos inside a balloon is just a holographic illusion? You are saying that you and me are actually living at the end of the universe and all these here are just holograms? That we are made of... what exactly.. light? Energy?"
Revelation of Life - part one
Are We Holograms?
Revelation of Life - part three


Revelation of Life
part two

Phil

Sometimes after lunch my father and I enjoyed talking about different things and on many occasions we exchanged opinions about science fiction, movies and mysteries of the universe. That warm October day was no different.

"You gotta be kidding!" - I was inspecting my father's face in search for any hint of a concealed smile that would explain a joke he was telling me. "There is a two dimensional balloon surrounding our universe where real life is located and the 3D cosmos inside a balloon is just a holographic illusion? You are saying that you and me are flat as two pieces of paper, actually living at the end of the universe and all these here are just holograms?" - For some reason I was unusually irritated by the silly physics. Although, on the other hand, if cosmology was not that strange to begin with, we wouldn't have that many great sci-fi shows and movies... "So, we are made of... What exactly.. Light? Energy?"

He smiled. "Holographic particles. It's not a joke. Real science. A valid theory at least. Take black holes for instance, they are still a big mystery.. If Hawking was right, any black hole no matter how massive would evaporate over time. When that happens all the information swallowed inside would be lost. The problem is that quantum dynamics is clear about it - nothing, especially information, can ever be lost.. They say that information could be located somewhere else." - He paused to allow the words to sink in.

"In the balloon? But in that case, what are black holes exactly? I mean two-dimensional black holes? The balloon would have no gravity? Wouldn't it? It's two dimensional.."

"You are actually right.." He pondered the question for a bit, but eventually gave up. "Great thinking! Another mystery of the universe. The gravity, I mean. Still not proved that it's actually a force. Nobody ever caught those gravitons yet. Who knows, maybe that balloon is not that flat after all.."

"Thanks dad.. Ok.. I have to go. Gotta finish a biology homework. But this is definitely worth googling for more. It does sound incredibly complex to be real. Besides, I don't think I'd like being a hologram." - I stood up and headed for my room downstairs. "Or flat!" I added from the stairway.

It was the end of October but the weather was beautiful and sunny and it would be waste to stay at home so I decided to get out for a couple of hours and hangout with my friends. I hurried down to change and...

I was just couple of steps away from my room when I saw all the familiar light glowing through the door with a low humming noise. Five years ago I would rush toward it but now I hesitated. The feeling was still not ominous though. Just like before. So I entered the room a little warily half expecting a floating firefly roaming my room.

Instead the orb was the source of both, light and the noise. It was hovering in the middle of the room, at six feet high emitting soothing pulses in all rainbow colors. The moment I entered the room, the noise stopped and a pleasant male voice appeared from all directions.

"Please, close the door."

I shut the door quietly, but stayed near. For a long moment I have just stared. I tried to think what to do or say but came up with nothing.

"He was right, you know." - The orb said after the longest moments I have ever experienced. The light coming from the blue nodes changed as it spoke.

"Who was?" - I managed to calm a bit. "Right about what?"

"Your father."

After the entire adventure five years ago I didn't actually know what to anticipate. But I never expected anything like this.

"Who are you?"

The orb floated little closer, but the voice still sounded like appearing from the thin air with strange stereo effect. Just like it was coming from invisible sound system hidden in the room walls.

"My name is Phil and I'm glad we finally met."

Continues in Revelation of Life - Divulgence
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