Two possible entanglement patterns in de Sitter space, representing entangled bits of quantum information that may enable space, time and gravity to emerge. Image credit: Erik Verlinde.

Are Space, Time, And Gravity All Just Illusions?

It’s a fascinating idea, but how does it fare as a scientific theory?

Ethan Siegel
Oct 11, 2017 · 14 min read

“Something is happening here and this is going to have an impact.”
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Robert Dijkgraaf, on Verlinde’s work

The Universe, as we know it, has a fundamental flaw staring us right in our faces, letting us know that our knowledge is incomplete…