|THE DIRECTION OF TIME|
Logically contradicting parts are allowed
If we suppose A exists, then A knows the possibilities (5), (7) and (9) aren't right, so these possibilities fall off. Can it observe us - the 4 of us - as described above then?
It has to be stressed again that knowledge is at value only if it actually has reached you. A particle representing the knowledge has to reach you. Only then it can make you enter a world out of a superposition of worlds. Information spreads with the speed of light, always and in all directions, by means of massless virtual particles like the photons. Suppose atom A is 10,000 lightyears away from our local environment. This might place it twice as near to the centre up to just well outside the visible part of our Milky Way. We set our local environment at t=0. In general, after 10,000 years have elapsed, information about our local environment has reached A’s local environment. Only then the environments of the various A’s that are in superposition can set for the task of judging the several environments of “usses” and our superpositions. In the same 10,000 years information of A has reached our local environment that, if A exists, cause decoherence effects that render our possibilities (5), (7) and (9) to zero value. But A doesn’t know that yet. It would take another 10,000 year for A to know that we know. So during that time A - all A’s - live with the knowledge of themselves existing while experiencing a superposition of states in our local environment from which in some of them A is not existing. They know what we know but they don’t know yet that we know what they know. That is to say, each of them experiences more than we know since we only know our local environment, but they experience all “usses” in superposition. But each of them don’t know yet that each of the “usses” knows what they know (namely that A exists). That would take another 10,000 years, as argued.
So the things we experience from the outside don’t necessarily have to tell a logically coherent story. Contradicting parts are allowed.
When a distant star goes supernova in an asymmetric explosion a spherical shell expands from the star’s position while the star’s remnant is often propelled away from the shell’s centre. Here on earth we see the star still shining but at the same moment there is just empty space there.
With “at the same moment” we mean: at the end of the same time interval elapsed since the big bang as measured on local clocks that are running since the big bang. Local clocks are clocks that are unattached by any influence except for gravity and are free falling with gravity all the time.
But this is not what we mean with contradiction. Despite our delusion the story behind it is coherent. We only did not yet received the light from the supernova explosion. But in our story above A experiences the existence of worlds containing our local environment in which A has never existed and eventually might never exist.
And here I have to end this storyline. I haven’t been able yet to pursue the consequences of the proposed worldview any further.
Well, that is, there is a 13th and a 14th page, but especially page 13 is highly unfinished.
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