In the summer of 2009, theoretical physicist Erik Verlinde had a brainwave that developed into a radical new idea about gravity and the universe as an ocean of information. Ten years later, the last word about this has not yet been said.

Spinoza Laureate Erik Verlinde says he can understand that a lot of people had difficulty with the radical idea he proposed ten years ago. Gravity is not the invisible pulling force of Newton or the curved space-time of Einstein. Gravity arises due to the reallocation of information in the universe. Verlinde still realises that it is a staggering idea that elicits an awful lot of questions.

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