Or rather, posts I am so unqualified to write that even I am not comfortable writing them (but I wish Julian or Yglesias or Dylan Matthews or Matt Zeitlin or anyone else who’s done some of the relevant reading would):
If our world really is a hologram*, what does is mean for the philosophy of mind that phenomenal experience* seems to occur at the holographic level rather than at the level of the lower-dimensional surface* (or brane, more technically, I guess)? Does it bolster the case for consciousness-as-epiphenomenon (I think maybe, if the hologram can be created in multiple ways with varying underlying conditions, it nudges us toward an explicitly supervenient relationship)?
* I realize that all of these sound like the sort of nonsense that freshmen would ponder while stoned. But that’s only half right: it’s not actually nonsense.