I once had a dream where I was in a recreation or manifestation of the mechanism that projects from the film to the image.
There was a scene in DS9 where the top agent in section 31 was dying and Bahir and Obrien entered his mind. They were in a manifestation of his mind which was a labyrinth of hallways and doors representing different compartments in the agent's mind. They came to a place with a library-like storage space of tons of datacards with the information stored in the knowledgebase of section 31 (the CIA of the federation, kinda), including all their black-ops.
As the agent was dying, the room started heaving and caught fire. The doctor (bashir) really wanted to save the information and the agent told him that there is no room like that in reality.
Point being that I don't think there is a room where the film gets converted to the image; it was a metaphor.
I don't know if the following will make any sense. Imagine a graph like for an exponential growth function. By using its Taylor expansion, it is revealed that the entire graph, all the outputs of the EGF, are completely
determined by what goes on at a single point. By using information about what happens at a single point, the entire function can be seen as "stored" in a single point.
So I suspect that it's feasible that all the information in the universe is (or can be) "stored" in a single point. Back in 2002, without having been exposed to holographic theory, I got stuck in my brain that somehow we were all really living in a single point yet that contradicts all the empirical data I had, my perceptions told me that we were living in a 3D space but my intuition was telling me that in truth we were living in a point. That point is the film. And this idea for some reason led to an explosion of thought, maybe some kind of zero point energy was being tapped into, I don't know. I began to write prolifically, peak output of something like 10,000 words per day. There was a tremendous amount of inspiration and energy I was moving.
Could it be that I was tapping into THE point?? Who knows?
Like bionic was suggesting, this led to a fractured psyche. My intuition directly contradicted everything I thought I knew. If it is true that as above so below, is it true that as below so above??
The following poetic illustration was written in the 1970's I think but the idea of the interconnectedness of all things (such as if all things were really overlapped into a single point) is expressed in the Hindu religion and Buddhist philosophy as far as I know. This is called Indra's Net.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indra%27s_net
Far away in the heavenly abode of the great god Indra, there is a wonderful net which has been hung by some cunning artificer in such a manner that it stretches out infinitely in all directions. In accordance with the extravagant tastes of deities, the artificer has hung a single glittering jewel in each "eye" of the net, and since the net itself is infinite in dimension, the jewels are infinite in number. There hang the jewels, glittering like stars in the first magnitude, a wonderful sight to behold. If we now arbitrarily select one of these jewels for inspection and look closely at it, we will discover that in its polished surface there are reflected all the other jewels in the net, infinite in number. Not only that, but each of the jewels reflected in this one jewel is also reflecting all the other jewels, so that there is an infinite reflecting process occurring
It is quite possible for a Christian to also be a Buddhist and vice versa. I don't think anything contradicts the other.
That wiki article has a link to Godel, Escher, and Bach. "Hofstadter has emphasized that GEB is not about mathematics, art, and music but rather about how cognition and thinking emerge from well-hidden neurological mechanisms. " This relates back to the holographic nature of the brain.
It's kind of an aside though... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%B6del,_Escher,_Bach