Time Funnels

[Continuation of the time trajectory-theme from here.]


In considering time tunnels, we may want to think of how they are unlike tunnels. One such would be that the event-objects, event-lines and event-points — the class of Eventuals — that participate in a tunnel are not passive in the sense we think of the constituents of a material tunnel.

We may think of the Eventuals as constraints as much as potentials. When Eventual turns Actual the Eventual also becomes a restraint upon all futures involving the tunnel and near-by, bundled tunnels. It will often be the case that several things are potential, but that they may not all come to pass. A couple of parents may at most have children two times in the same year, and most likely not. No matter how many children are born, the number of times this happens will not exceed two in a year, hardly ever one in a year.

We can thus except a lot of possible scenarios from happening when we know something has happened. In the everyday real world this is trivial, but for time tunnels, it must not be.

If Eventuals are constraints, we can consider an intersection of several eventlines as on the one hand increasing the odds for certain scenarios, on the other hand to decrease certain other scenarios. We can think of the tunnel as funneling.

Points and Objects

Difference between point and object:

  1. Event-points would be the singular event as singular event. An intersection, a crossing or forking of paths.
  2. Event-objects would be an event as a system of points. A “body”.