Gravity is information that is displaced.
According to Verlinde, if you move around objects, which are made up of chunks of information, there is a force associated with the displacement of the objects. And that force is what gravity is.
It's a far cry from the concepts created by Newton and later Einstein. But in his own way, Verlinde is breaking new ground, perhaps even challenging the fundamental understanding of our world.
To come up with his theory, he had to leave behind the fundamental assumption that gravity even exists as a force.
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