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The potential of a thick present through undefined causality and non-locality

Capurso, Alessandro (2022) The potential of a thick present through undefined causality and non-locality. Entropy, 24 (3). p. 410. ISSN 1099-4300

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Abstract

This paper elaborates on the interpretation of time and entanglement, offering insights into the possible ontological nature of information in the emergence of spacetime, towards a quantum description of gravity. We first investigate different perspectives on time and identify in the idea of a “thick present” the only element of reality needed to describe evolution, differences, and relations. The thick present is connected to a spacetime information “sampling rate”, and it is intended as a time symmetric potential bounded between a causal past of irreversible events and a still open future. From this potential, spacetime emerges in each instant as a space-like foliation (in a description based on imaginary paths). In the second part, we analyze undefined causal orders to understand how their potential could persist along the thick present instants. Thanks to a C-NOT logic and the concept of an imaginary time, we derive a description of entanglement as the potential of a logically consistent open choice among imaginary paths. We then conceptually map the imaginary paths identified in the entanglement of the undefined orders to Closed Time-like Curves (CTC) in the thick present. Considering a universe described through infor-mation, CTC are interpreted as “memory loops”, elementary structures encoding the information potential related to the entanglement in both time and space, manifested as undefined causality and non-locality in the emerging foliation. We conclude by suggesting a possible extension of the introduced concepts in a holographic perspective


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Capurso, Alessandroale.capurso@gmail.com0000-0003-3277-3588
Keywords: time; presentism; causality; free will; entanglement; CTC; information; quantum gravity;
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Depositing User: Mr. Alessandro Capurso
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2022 03:29
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2022 03:29
Item ID: 20349
Journal or Publication Title: Entropy
Publisher: MDPI
Official URL: https://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/24/3/410
DOI or Unique Handle: https://doi.org/10.3390/e24030410
Subjects: General Issues > Causation
General Issues > Laws of Nature
Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Date: 15 March 2022
Page Range: p. 410
Volume: 24
Number: 3
ISSN: 1099-4300
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20349

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