Tempest in a Teapot

teapotsirds_winfree_big

Explanation: Is this picture worth a thousand words? According to the Holographic Principle, the most information you can get from this image is about 3 x 10^65 bits for a normal sized computer monitor. The Holographic Principle, yet unproven, states that there is a maximum amount of information content held by regions adjacent to any surface. Therefore, counter-intuitively, the information content inside a room depends not on the volume of the room but on the area of the bounding walls. The principle derives from the idea that the Planck length, the length scale where quantum mechanics begins to dominate classical gravity, is one side of an area that can hold only about one bit of information. The limit was first postulated by physicist Gerard ‘t Hooft in 1993. It can arise from generalizations from seemingly distant speculation that the information held by a black hole is determined not by its enclosed volume but by the surface area of its event horizon. The term “holographic” arises from a hologram analogy where three-dimension images are created by projecting light though a flat screen. Beware, other people looking at the above image may not claim to see 3 x 1065 bits — they might claim to see a teapot.

APOD
More tha 20 words? Take that sucka!


Send to Facebook | Send To Twitter
  • Leave A Comment

    Please Login to comment
    18 Comment threads
    3 Thread replies
    0 Followers
     
    Most reacted comment
    Hottest comment thread
    21 Comment authors
    greendragonkillerPhyrebladesquadauberubermenschBilly Manic Recent comment authors
      Subscribe  
    Notify of
    oh2ohz
    Member

    lolwut?

    Brushaway
    Member

    I do not see a teapot, i just see colours.
    A black hole isn’t analogous to an empty room tho, its more analogous to a solid square. And a solid square can be cut into thin sheets containing information..? And if the density of the square is very high, the sheets will be “very very” thin, allowing for a lot of data per cubic metre?

    bejamus
    Member

    It’s a sailboat.

    Sticky
    Member

    No it’s not, dumbass. It’s obviously a schooner.

    Flickerdart
    Member

    Is 3*1065 bits more than 1000 words? It’s almost 400 bytes. Typing up “word” in Notepad 1000 times with no spaces is 4KB, which is considerably more than this. Sorry, picture. Maybe next time.

    anto123
    Member
    anto123

    See the original NASA page, it’s 3*10E65 bits (i.e. 3 followed by 65 zeroes), not 3*1065.

    suicydking
    Member

    “What you need is a fatty-boom-batty blunt, and I guarantee you’ll be seeing a sailboat, an ocean, and maybe even some of those big-titted mermaids doing some of that lesbian shit”

    -Jay

    Twosixteen
    Member

    TL;DR

    /it’s a teapot

    Rocks
    Member
    Rocks

    I see a teapot.

    Kik Dogg
    Member

    I don’t see the teapot. I have never seen the teapot. There is no teapot. Just because the teapot is referenced in ancient texts and young children are told all about it every Sunday, does not mean there is a teapot. Just ask Russell.

    Pants
    Member

    NOPE TOO BAD ITS A BUNCH OF COLOURS YOURE SuCK

    copypaiste
    Member

    I am the chosen one, for I saw The Great Teapot. Awaiting thy orders, Master Nyokki. m(_ _)m

    jediadept
    Member

    There is no spoon.
    .
    But there is a teapot, master.

    The Matrix: Rebooted
    Member

    I used to love these! I have one that is a Romulan Bird of Prey, so as your eyes focus it looks like its decloaking.

    deiviTson
    Member

    ok… I see the teapot… and now my eyes and head hurts… thank you very much

    madhouses visites
    Member

    “The term “holographic” arises from a hologram analogy where three-dimension images are created by projecting light though a flat screen.”

    I disagree. It looks just like a simple autostereogram to me. The 3D effect occurs in the brain, not because of the flat screen.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autostereogram

    Billy Manic
    Member

    I see Kirby peeking out of the top of a teapot.

    uberubermensch
    Member

    Sweet! I forgot about these.

    squada
    Member

    what you do is put your face near the monitor and slowly pull back, and keep seeing at the center of the picture, your eyes will feel a bit dry for a second or two DONT BLINK and when they adjust the teapot will be seen clearly…

    Phyreblade
    Member

    Whut? Ow!

    Gee, thanks Nyokki…

    You are the first, in a long time, to actually give me a headache… 😛

    justonemango
    Member

    holy shit I saw it



    Advertisements Alcohol Animated Images Architecture Art Awesome Things Batman Cars Comic Books Computers Cosplay Cute As Hell Animals Dark Humor Donald Trump Fantasy - Science Fiction Fashion Food Forum Fodder Gaming Humor Interesting LOLcats Military Movie Posters Movies Music Nature NeSFW Politics Religion Sad :( Science! Sexy Space Sports Star Trek Star Wars Technology Television Vertical Wallpaper Wallpaper Weapons Women WTF X-Mas