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    Not being a scientist there are various words that pop up now and then that I think I have an idea of what it means. I know myself that I canít trust what my brain interprets it as. One of these words is Ö. Encoding. To me it sounds like Iím making a code up for something. I went by that for a long time and of course got confused when I saw it in print for various topics, especially when they talk quantum anything.

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    convert (information or an instruction) into a particular form.

    My brain acts like a computer so I figure thatís what it must be doing when Iím sensing something like light for instance. But now I hear the 3D world is actually a conversion of 2D universe information. If Iím converting information from a 2 spatial dimension universe then where do I really exist , on a 2D or 3D plane? Does it mean everything I see is a hologram?

    All that belongs to human understanding, in this deep ignorance and obscurity, is to be skeptical, or at least cautious; and not to admit of any hypothesis, whatsoever; much less, of any which is supported by no appearance of probability...Hume
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    When a telescope receives light from the stars it does so on a 2d surface and this information can be used to build up a 3d (4d?) picture.

    Does the human eye work the same way?

    Just because the processing surface is 2d may not mean that the picture or signal is also 2d.

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