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Holographic Dark Information Energy


Michael Paul Gough


Landauer's principle and the Holographic principle are used to derive the holographic information energy contribution to the Universe. Information energy density has increased with star formation until sufficient to start accelerating the expansion of the universe. The resulting reduction in the rate of star formation due to the accelerated expansion may provide a feedback that limits the information energy density to a constant level. The characteristics of the universe's holographic information energy then closely match those required to explain dark energy and also answer the cosmic coincidence problem. Furthermore the era of acceleration will be clearly limited in time.

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Title: A Holographic Model of Dark Energy Based on Landauer's Principle

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In "A Holographic Model of Dark Energy Based on Landauer's Principle," the author explores the possibility of explaining dark energy and the accelerating expansion of the universe by combining the holographic principle with Landauer's principle. The proposed model suggests that the expansion is driven by a feedback mechanism between the holographic energy density and the energy required to erase information from the cosmic event horizon. The author also argues that this model offers a potential resolution for the cosmic coincidence problem.


The author presents an innovative approach to understanding dark energy, which may contribute significantly to the field. However, there are several concerns that need to be addressed:

  1. Justification for the combination of the holographic and Landauer's principles:
The author should provide a more rigorous justification for combining the holographic principle and Landauer's principle. Although the principles are applied to cosmology, it is not immediately clear why this combination is necessary, and a stronger argument should be presented to support this approach.

2. Comparison with conventional theories:
The paper lacks a thorough comparison with conventional theories of dark energy, such as ΛCDM cosmology. It is essential to demonstrate how the proposed model fares against existing models, both in terms of observational data and theoretical consistency. This would allow for a better understanding of the advantages and limitations of the new approach.

3. Addressing potential controversies:
The proposed model's implications for the cosmic coincidence problem are interesting, but the author should address potential controversies that may arise. For example, the fine-tuning problem associated with the cosmological constant remains an open question, and the author should discuss how their model addresses this issue. Furthermore, any tension with established observational evidence, such as the cosmic microwave background, should be addressed.

4. Model predictions and testability:
The author should provide more concrete predictions from their model and discuss possible tests to validate or falsify their claims. This would give the scientific community a clear direction for future research, as well as a means to evaluate the model's reliability.

5. Feedback mechanism for holographic energy density:
The proposed feedback mechanism that regulates the holographic energy density is an essential part of the model, but it requires a more detailed explanation. The author should clarify how this feedback mechanism operates and what observational consequences it may have.

In conclusion, the author has presented a novel approach to understanding dark energy that has the potential to contribute significantly to the field. However, the author may consider addressing the concerns mentioned above  in order to provide a more comprehensive and convincing argument.

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