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We know from the standard model of particle physics that particles give rise to fields: the photon gives rise to the electromagnetic field, the electron gives rise to the electric field, the higgs boson gives rise to the higgs field etc.
We are also learning more and more that information seems to have 'substance', which leads to my speculation: does information give rise to an information field?
As we all know, the universe is expanding. Since the universe is space-time, it is space-time that is expanding, which to me implies that time must be expanding as well as space. That is the answer to what 'now' is: it is the leading edge of the expansion of the time component of space-time. The wave-front of NOW is instantiating the universe behind it as it expands from the past into the future.
Question: we know that gravity slows the expansion of space-time locally on the time axis, does gravity also slow the expansion of space-time locally on the 3 space axies?
Proposition: Quantum âcollapseâ(TM) occurs through observation because observation is the process of extracting information from a system, and extraction information from a quantum system is like extracting an electron from a neutron, forcing it to become a proton.