I have been reading that the universe looks like a hologram now for over 20 years. It seems strange that this news is everywhere now, but I guess it's just more confirmation that it really does appear that way (for now, anyway). I watched a video on the HuffPo channel on my Roku box the other day about this. They were saying it's the latest theory, as String Theory is a theory, and though both might ultimately be wrong, it doesn't mean that they are not useful to keep probing and discovering. The numbers work out for now, anyway.
I'm not sure what this sort of thing does to my "faith," if I have any. Does it affect you guys negatively at all to see so much coming and going that doesn't really change anything? For me, I have already been through so many beliefs that I started out skeptical way back as a teenager and now, as someone who went through a couple decades of what appeared to be mind-bending awakening on the cusp of something really big, I find myself not very convinced of anything anymore. I still believe in bodhicitta, thankfully, but sometimes I do wonder why I do. By that I mean that we really have no idea what enlightenment is and have no real verifiable proof of what Buddhahood in fact is. If it's kind of a "magical act" we will through our thoughts and actions by dropping our layers of karmic obscurations, well these obscurations are the only world we know, so whatever is left after they're gone (ie. the deathless state of Buddhahood) is really a leap of faith that it's something good. Buddhism, at times, seems suicidal to me; it's like saying we don't know what it is, but it's got to be better than this... and so, for that reason, we are willing to annihilate our entire existence including the possibility of rebirth and, for renunciates, even this very life itself.
Oh well, sorry for a derailing, but these thoughts in paragraph 2 hardly seemed worthy of a new thread.
"Use what seems like poison as medicine. We can use our personal suffering as the path to compassion for all beings." Pema Chodron