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There is only one electron in the universe!

  1. Aug 12, 2014 #1

    The one-electron universe hypothesis, commonly associated with Richard Feynman when he mentioned it in his Nobel lecture ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-electron_universe ).

    is There a relationship with holographic principle ?

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  3. Aug 12, 2014 #2
    A connection could be made. Those "world lines" tat John Wheeler mentioned can be a form of interference pattern - the same as how a hologram is constructed.

    But you have to be stretching.
  4. Aug 12, 2014 #3
    In link also with John Wheeler slogan “It from bit” ?

    What is “it”? “It” is the universe. And what is “bit”? “Bit” is the entropy that is there. Entropy is information.

    Can this idea be tested ?

  5. Aug 12, 2014 #4


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    As far as I know (and I'd be happy to learn about references to the contrary), nobody ever followed up on the one-electron idea seriously (as in publishing a professional journal article about it), not even Wheeler himself, or Feynman. So I wouldn't take it as anything more than a humorous anecdote.
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