[time 981] Re: [time 978] Stealing time

Tue, 9 Nov 1999 16:10:08 EST

In a message dated 11/8/99 11:38:09 AM Eastern Standard Time,
hitoshi@kitada.com writes:

> Or in more exact words,
> the usual QM theory is an overdetermined system that involves too many
> independent variables: space, momentum, and time, and in that framework
> time is not free from the classical image that velocity is defined by
> v=x/t.
> Best wishes,
> Hitoshi

Hitoshi, et. al.,

When I read or hear that so and so person is "too busy" to get around to
something, I feel that this person is not "too busy," but is not willing to
"steal time" from other things. That is, when things interact, they steal
from each other; and when things do not interact, they are not capable of
stealing time from each other. Photons do not steal time from each other
nor do they share time with other photons and therefore do not interact
with each other.

Matter, on the other hand, does interact with matter and by the definition
above, some sort of "time sharing" seems to be going on that curves
trajectories that would otherwise be straight lines. Classical mechanics
might be an example of a most efficient sharing of time; like computers
share time between multiple processes.

But quantum mechanics seems to be more like how I manage my own
projects; i.e., I don't share time with other projects, I steal time from
other projects and sometimes finish a project at the expense of every
other project. This is like proposing that the evolution of the state of a
particular object is subjected to a constant Hamiltonian that is static
in time. That, x=vt and v=x/t can't be determined at the same time
is because we cannot determine what random time sharing is going on.
Is reality being like me, or is it I being like reality?



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