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Today nearly everyone is familiar with holograms, three-dimensional images projected into space with the aid of a laser.

Now, two of the world's most eminent thinkers -- University of London physicists David Bohm, a former protege of Einstein's and one of the world's most respected quantum physicists, and Stanford neurophysiologist Karl Pribram, one of the architects of ou
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 6th 1992 by Harper Perennial (first published 1991)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
The Holographic Universe, Michael Talbot
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز چهارم ماه سپتامبر سال 2010 میلادی
عنوان: جهان هولوگرافیک؛ نویسنده: مایک تالبوت؛ مترجم: داریوش مهرجویی؛ تهران، نشر و پژوهش فرزان روز، 1382؛ در 345 ص، مصور؛ شابک: 964638950؛ چاپ دوم و سوم: تهران، هرمس، 1386، در یازده و 446 ص؛ شابک: 9789643632656؛ چاپ چهارم تا نهم 1387؛ دهم تا سیزدهم 1388؛ چهاردهم تا شانزدهم 1389؛چاپ بیستم 1390؛ چاپ بیست و پنجم 1391؛ چاپ بیست و هشتم تا سی ام 1392؛ چاپ سی و یک تا سی و سوم 1393؛ موضوع: هولوگرافی، فلسفه،
Ade Bailey
Sep 07, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: slowly-reading
I have decided to add a new shelf called 'slowly reading'. I am reading this book slowly and carefully. Sometimes a paragraph or two is enough for me to stop and digest. Also, often I want to 'spin off' from a section and read related stuff, in books or on the internet. I am reading this in conjunction with Murray Gell-Mann's 'The Quark and the Jaguar', and as happens sometimes they seem to make a good pair. Both are very different in content and approach, yet they are similar in that they show ...more
Emma Sea
Dec 13, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
I thought this would be heavier on the quantum physics, and way less 'Hey, a poltergeist materialized cold spaghetti on my chest once in New York and a holographic universe explains everything'

When your 'evidence' for the paranormal includes Sathya Sai Baba then this is not my book, my friends.
Saman Kashi
خرداد 87 كه به كتابفروشي رفتم ديدم اين كتاب براي چهارمين بار تجديد چاپ شده است و خوشحال شدم. چهار بار چاپ همچين كتاب جدي و سختخواني نشانگر اين است كه خوانندهي جدي خوان نيز در بين كتابخوانان پيدا ميشود ...more
مصطفی یاوری آیین
در نقد کتاب جهان هولوگرافیک، چیزی بیشتر از آن که دکتر توکلی صابری در مجله جهان کتاب (1) نوشتهاند (+)، نمیتوانم بنویسم. به درستی به عمدهترین ایرادات کتاب مایکل تالبوت اشاره کردهاند و نیازی به ورود در جزییات، بیشتر از آن نیست. در ادامهی نوشته فرض میکنم که این نقد توسط خوانندهی این نوشته خواندهشده است. به همین دلیل برای شبه علم بودن کتاب، دلیلی ارائه نمیکنم.
نکتهای که میخواهم در اینجا مطرح کنم، این است که چرا کتابهایی از این دست، به راحتی پرفروش میشوند، مورد استقبال گروهی از اقشار تحصیلکرده نیز قرار
Andrew Lutz
Jul 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
Q: So the Universe is one enormous holograph aye?
A: Uh-huh.

Q: Does that mean that all those AmRep Dope, Guns, and F*$@ing in the Streets cassettes aren't as good as I remember?
A: No. And I'm not sure how they directly relate to the book.

So every part of a holograph contains the entirety of the holograph. So if you were to cut it in two, each piece would contain the whole "image." Suddenly you would have two pictures of a dolphin jumping over a rainbow. Then four! Et cetera!!! This books likens
Helena Harper
The Holographic Universe

This must be one of the most fascinating, if not the most fascinating book I have ever read, and it is a must-read for anyone who is even remotely curious about who and what we really are or who wants to see spirituality meeting science. The claims that are made are backed up by numerous scientific studies, but it doesn't blow you away with scientific jargon. It's written in an easy-to-read style and the different chapters are split up into subsections, which also helps.
Atena kamel
Dec 30, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
کتاب قدری پیچیده و تخصصی است ولی "نویسنده معتقد است که برای عموم نوشته شده نه برای متخصصان فیزیک و فلسفه و اگر خواننده بتواند سی چهل صفحه اول را تحمل کند، کتاب او را برده است...

جهان هولوگرافیک آن جهانی است که هر قطعه کوچک و هر ذره ی آن قطعه، تمام ویژگی ها و اطلاعات کل را در بر دارد، یعنی تمام محتوای کل در هر جزء نیز مستتر است. و این به واقع خصلت مغز ماست که ساختاری هولوگرافیک دارد و خاطره و درد و تجربه و برخی چیزهای دیگر را نه تنها در مغز که در هر ذره کوچک آن نیز نگهداری می کند. و نیز همین خصل
Ardeshir Tayebi
Jul 31, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
مزخرف محض. نویسنده ذهن شیزوفرنیک خودش رو به هولوگرافیک بودن جهان ربط میده اما تا وقتی که سعی نکرده شیادیهای ساتیا سای بابا رو توجیه کنه کتاب قابل تحمله اما بعد از اون دیگه نفرت انگیز میشه
متاسفم که چنین کتابی بیش از 30 بار تجدید چاپ شده و برای داریوش مهرجویی هم متاسفم که وقتش رو صرف ترجمه چنین کتابی کرده. هم ردهی نارنجی پوش و اشباح جزء آثاری قرار میگیره که میتونه در آینده کل رزومهی درخشان مهرجویی رو تحت تاثیر خودش قرار بده
لطفا این کتاب رو نخونید و به کسی هم هدیه ندید
Hossein Sharifi
من در حدی نیستم که بخوام برای این کتابی رویوو بنویسم...
در کل کتاب جالبی است برای تمامی دوست داران فیزیک و شگفتی های جهان پیرامونشان
Aug 31, 2008 rated it it was amazing
The book that will change your life. Without wanting to spoil the read, or without the urge to get to in-depth about the subject matter in a simple review, I can sum the book up as an alternate view on both quantum physics and neuro-science, and the postulations that the book makes throughout its course are simply marvelous to read about. If there were 6-stars, I'd give this a 6.
Jul 31, 2007 rated it liked it
by michael talbot. this is a fun forray into the grand theory of everything. basically, everything is a hologram acording to physicist David Bohm ("Wholeness and the Implicate Order"): waves interfere with each other to form images, objects, everything. that which we can perceive is the explicate order and that which we cannot is the implicate. the implicate contains the explicate, and the boundaries are also constantly wavering. the interesting thing about a hologram is that every part of the h ...more
Jun 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
There is much fascinating material in Michael Talbot's book, including discussion of scientific theories of the nature of reality and our perception thereof, as well as anecdotal accounts and clinical data regarding a vast array of parapsychological phenomena. Talbot believes that the holographic model of space-time and consciousness developed by David Bohm, Karl Pribram, and others can explain phenomena ranging from UFO encounters to psychic abilities and religious miracles, all of which, it is ...more
Mar 13, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
کتابی مذخرف از نظر من بدون هیچ پایه واساس علمی و منطقی
در بیشتر جاهای کتاب راه به داستان های خرافی برده و کمتر نمودی از اون نظریه جهان هولوگرافیک داده شده
Apr 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
With The Holographic Universe Michael Talbot has created his Masterpiece.
For anyone even remotely interested in the convergence of Science and Metaphysics, this book is a must-read. Talbot masterfully combines science, research, theories on Human Consciousness, and eloquence into a colorful collage which in my opinion remains un-rivaled as the pinnacle of its genre. His narrative is factually detailed while remaining unpretentious; at times he is capable of reducing the empyrean to the mundane.
Ras Nay
سه فصل اول کتاب واقعا منو میخکوب کرد و خیلی برایم جالب بود اما فصل های بعدی خیلی برایم جذاب نبود. به هر حال دید متفاوتی نسبت به جهان به انسان میدهد ضمن اینکه برای تمامی مطالبی که در کتاب به آن اشاره شده سند و مدرک می آورد.
قصد دارم پس از اینکه اطلاعاتم را در مورد مطالب کتاب تقویت کردم و ابهاماتم را رفع کردم مجددا این کتاب را بخوانم.
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
به ما در این جهان هستی بخشیده اند که بیاموزیم عشق و محبت کلید اصلی است. مهمترین چیز در طول زندگی دوست داشتن است. ما همه جزئی از یک کل واحد و عظیم جهانی هسنیم. اگر خیال می کنیم می توانیم شخص دیگری یا موجود زنده ی دیگری را بدون این که به خود صدمه وارد آوریم آزار دهیم کاملا در اشتباهیم. ما به همه چیز متصلیم و اگر بکوشیم عشق و محبت خود را نثار آن وصلت کنیم آدم های خوشبختی خواهیم بود
Oct 17, 2008 rated it it was ok
In this book, the presentation of numerous historical accounts of the miraculous from the point of view of a believer is the central theme. Out-of body, near-death, and otherwise supernatural experiences are discussed, and the uniting theme is that the "natural laws" within which physics operates cannot explain all that we observe. What does, you ask? Well, imagine that everything is actually a pan-dimensional interference pattern stemming from a truly holographic universe. What does that mean, ...more
Tannaz P
من این کتاب رو نه خیلی خیلی میبرم بالا نه خیلی خیلی میکوبم
با اون بخش از مقدمه که گفته بود محتویات این کتاب واسه ماهایی که مذهبی هستیم صوفی داریم به عالم بعد از مرگ معتقدیم زیاد ناآشنا و عجیب نیست موافقم
توی متن کتاب هم به عارف های ایرانی اشاره شده بود فقط خیلی واسم جالبه که چرا آقای مهرجویی گفته بودن این کتاب فوق العاده ست و خانم ترقی هم از خوندنش خیلی حیران شدن و نتونستن کتاب رو زمین بذارن (یه چیزی توی این مایه ها منظور اینکه کتاب خیلی مهیجه) خب هر کسی که یکمی مطالعه درباره زندگی بعد از مرگ داشت
Leslie Rollins
Apr 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have to admit, when I first encountered the idea of us being holograms in a holographic universe it rocked my world. This book builds a case for it being perhaps the most logical theory about the universe shared by many, though certainly not all, physicists. Physics dominates the first third of the book. Talbot makes this portion fairly easy to follow, with some included diagrams.

A holographic universe can account for psychics, clairvoyants, out-of-body and near-death experiences, and other od
Dec 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I started reading this book about a decade ago and, for reasons that I can't remember anymore (gave it to a friend?), left it not even half-way through.

I shall finish it someday.

However, even the first part--with the theory of memory as a holographic film--has vastly influenced my perception of the way we human beings think.

Highly recommended: it resonates with basically all my observations of the world around. So much so that I hardly know where to start if someone asks for a more specific rec
Zeynab Babaxani
Jan 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ایده های جالب، حرفهای جالب، و چالشهای جالب
هرچند برای خیلی ها ممکنه خیالبافی و خرافات به نظر بیاد اما من از این کتاب استفاده کردم
کتابی هست در مورد نیروی فکر و اندیشه بر هر چیزی اعم از جسم و جان، و زمان و مکان
Sep 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Thought-provoking book, and one of my all time faves. I have purchased this book a few times and after reading it I always loan it to someone with no expectation that I'll ever get it back...and I never have. An absolute must read!
Jul 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One of the most scintillating books I've ever read! :)
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it

I would say the first third of this book was very good and captivating. The book then drifted into more of a vast amount of cherry picked anecdotal support for mysticism. I understand this is the author's forte, belief and according to himself, personal experiences. But I thought the book would have used the unexplainable types of paranormal events that some people have experienced and/or witnessed to help support or explain the "holographic universe" theory principles analogously. Instead, the
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
كتاب براي من كه در زمينه كوانتوم و متا فيزيك سوالات زيادي در ذهن داشتم جذاب بود و بسياري از ابهامات من پاسخ داد و جهان جديدي براي من باز كرد كه دريچه اي بود براي ابهامات جديد و جدي تر...
Luca Mauri
Dec 26, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished, on, sep, 6, 2010
This is probably the first time I buy a book thinking about a subject and discovering a total different text.
Apparently this book should talk about the theory of holographic universe, explaining what it means for the reality to appear three-dimensional while it really is bi-dimensional. This should be about information theory, black hole entropy and so on.

Surprisingly this book is totally different: it just take some holographic principles for granted and start by discussing each and every kind
May 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Very fun book to read! This book presents anecdotal and scientific evidence in the argument that the universe is actually a combination of various frequencies which our brains then interpret into what we experience as reality. The author uses examples ranging from Near Death Experiences to salamander brain experiments to argue his point.
Overall, I believe a lot of what he is presenting. He does a good job of noting references, but near the end he starts getting a bit more personal in presenting
May 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Jennifer by: BodyTalk Reference
Basically, a mind-blowing book that should be a requirement for anyone interested in the universe, themselves, others, and how they are all really the same thing. Explains paranormal abilities incredibly well...enough to make the skeptic take note. Incidently, also explains how BodyTalk works...i.e. there is truly only one person in the room during a session. Muscle testing is used to confirm what the practitioner already knows.
SerA Mo
به قطعیت نمیتوان درباره درستی تمام محتوای این کتاب نظر داد. اما نمیتوان به راحتی نیز آن را ردکرد. به هر حال دانشی است که دانستنش وسوسه برانگیز و جالب است.
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Michael Talbot was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1953. As a young man, he moved to New York City, where he pursued a career as a freelance writer, publishing articles in Omni, The Village Voice, and others, often exploring the confluence between science and the spiritual.

Talbot published his first novel, The Delicate Dependency: A Novel of the Vampire Life as an Avon paperback original in 1982
“Oh, they're always saying that. But they are only the Masters of Outer Darkness," he corrected.” 2 likes
Holography also explains how our brains can store so many memories in so little space. The brilliant Hungarian-born physicist and mathematician John von Neumann once calculated that over the course of the average human lifetime, the brain stores something on the order of 2. 8 x 1020 (280, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000, 000) bits of information. This is a staggering amount of information, and brain researchers have long struggled to come up with a mechanism that explains such a vast capability. Interestingly, holograms also possess a fantastic capacity for information storage. By changing the angle at which the two lasers strike a piece of photographic film, it is possible to record many different images on the same surface. Any image thus recorded can be retrieved simply by illuminating the film with a laser beam possessing the same angle as the original two beams. By employing this method researchers have calculated that a one-inch-square of film can store the same amount of information contained in fifty Bibles!”
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