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Entropy 2018, 20(1), 41; doi:10.3390/e20010041

Spooky Action at a Temporal Distance

Basic Research Community for Physics, Leipzig 04315, Germany
Received: 25 November 2017 / Revised: 5 January 2018 / Accepted: 9 January 2018 / Published: 10 January 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emergent Quantum Mechanics – David Bohm Centennial Perspectives)
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Abstract

Since the discovery of Bell’s theorem, the physics community has come to take seriously the possibility that the universe might contain physical processes which are spatially nonlocal, but there has been no such revolution with regard to the possibility of temporally nonlocal processes. In this article, we argue that the assumption of temporal locality is actively limiting progress in the field of quantum foundations. We investigate the origins of the assumption, arguing that it has arisen for historical and pragmatic reasons rather than good scientific ones, then explain why temporal locality is in tension with relativity and review some recent results which cast doubt on its validity. View Full-Text
Keywords: quantum foundations; nonlocality; retrocausality; Bell’s theorem quantum foundations; nonlocality; retrocausality; Bell’s theorem
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