block universe

11 Dec 2022 08:50 - 29 Oct 2023 08:55
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    • A cosmological view of time as simply another space-like dimension. All times past present and future exist at "once", they are just different slices through a single 4D block.
    • Good and Real lays out this theory and its consequences in some detail.
    • Free will doesn't make any sense in such a cosmos, nor does it provide much support for personal experience of the Now, nor the perception of time as flowing.
    • William Burroughs called this "the prerecorded universe" and viewed himself as fighting a war against the very idea.