Hologram

It’s at this point that most people ask… “So a fractal is a hologram right?” Well, not exactly. A hologram is a fractal, but not the other way around, a fractal is NOT (necessarily) a HOLOGRAM.

When you record a hologram, the original object (being recorded) is encoded AT ALL SCALES… onto the photographic plate.
This is why, when you break a hologram in half, the beam can still reconstruct the “whole” image… because the “whole” image is encoded AT ALL SCALES… onto the photographic plate.
In other words, the “interference pattern” recorded onto photographic plate is a self-similar (or self-same) fractal pattern.

The more gereralized FRACTAL includes ALL “objects” or “patterns” that have the property of self-similarity at arbitrary scales as discussed on the previous page.