Maldacena conjecture

"Maldacena conjecture"

Does somebody here believe that the Maldacena conjecture is true?
Here's a lecture of 55 minutes in RealPlayer explaining the conjecture: [Broken]
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Do you know a simple explanation of the maldacena conjecture?
The technical statement that I've found is (literally):
"There's an isomorphism between N=4 supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory in d=4 and "string theory on AdS5XS5""
Roughly, it means that string theory living in a 5-dimensional anti-deSitter space can be described by a Yang-Mills theory living in the boundary of the anti-deSitter space
The simplest description is to say that Maldacena conjecture is a version of the holographic principle
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