I am trying to relate the surface-area-to-volume-ratio of a sphere to the Bekenstein bound. Since the surface-area-to-volume-ratio decreases with increasing volume, one would surmise that, per unit of volume, a small space is richer in information than a large one. How can this be and how can this bound work for black holes of various sizes?

Thank you very much Mr. Rennie. I appreciate and have investigated your answer. It turns out that I am familiar with the AdS/CFT correspondence and have sufficient understanding of the math (just barely) to be intrigued with the conjecture and, of course, the holographic theory. If the correspondence only works for a certain diameter black hole, the conjecture seems, to me, weak because of the changing surface-area-to-volume-ratio of a sphere. For myself, it would appear to be, likely, a mathematical curiosity or fluke. However, if, through some aspect that I do not understand, the correspondence holds for varying diameters, in fact, all diameters of black holes, then it seems quite astonishing, indeed. After searching for some time, I have once seen the amount described as trivial and possibly in another instance, that it may have something to do with informational redundancy. I’m afraid I cannot site these references as they were far too brief to be of any help.

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