An Insight into Information, Entanglement and Time

  • Paul L. BorrillEmail author
Part of the The Frontiers Collection book series (FRONTCOLL)


We combine elements of Boltzmann’s statistical account of thermodynamic processes in the second law, Poynting’s twist waves on a photon shaft and Shannon’s theory of communication within a background-free conceptualization of time; where the departure and arrival of information carried by photons bounds “elements of physical reality” as perpetually reversible photon links embedded in an entangled network. Entangled networks become progressively irreversible as decoherence ebbs and flows with the environment. From this, we can begin to formulate a new and logically consistent view of the apparent non-locality revealed in violations of Bell’s inequality.


Virtual Machine Minkowski Spacetime Bipartite Entanglement Entangle System Indefinite Number 
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These ideas were inspired by the writings and conversations with Lee Smolin, Julian Barbour, Fotini Markopoulou, Simone Severini and Anton Zeilinger. They may not agree with anything I have said, but I owe my inspiration to the questions they asked. All responsibility for errors and inaccuracies is mine.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Earth Computing, Inc.Palo AltoUSA

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