The physics of now

@inproceedings{Hartle2005ThePO,
  title={The physics of now},
  author={James B. Hartle},
  year={2005}
}
The world is four-dimensional according to fundamental physics, governed by basic laws that operate in a spacetime that has no unique division into space and time. Yet our subjective experience is divided into present, past, and future. This paper discusses the origin of this division in terms of simple models of information gathering and utilizing systems (IGUSs). Past, present, and future are not properties of four-dimensional spacetime, but notions describing how individual IGUSs process… CONTINUE READING

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