On 6 December 2013 08:08, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:

> The hypothesis is that BHs have entropy the same way as everything else,
> except that the microscopic degrees of freedom are in spacetime - which
> isn't understood.

So are you saying that black holes have emergent entropy, and that it
wouldn't be "visible" if you could zoom in on their microscopic processes
(whatever they are), in much the same way that you can't see the entropy of
a collection of molecules by looking at the molecules themselves, but only
by looking at statistical properties of relatively large numbers of them?

If so, that implies some sort of complicated large-scale organisation on
the event horizon, as I believe some string theorists have suggested. (I
imagine it also has implications for the Beckenstein bound and the
holographic principle.)

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