David Barrett-Lennard > Isn't "non-locality" simply associated with > the ability for the "future" to affect the "past"?
Imo future and past means time, and light cones, etc. If there is no flow of time, there is no past, and no future. But I may be wrong. Because, at this level, as pointed out long ago by Finkelstein it is difficult to distinguish between subject and object. So it is possible a self-interaction (self-reference!) governed by some internal parameter, instead of time. This reminds me of an unknown italian poet (XVIII sec.) who wrote: "Era il tempo che il tempo ancor nun era tempo". Unfortunately this poet is so little known that I also forgot his name! Anyway my poor translation is: "Once upon a time the time wasn't yet time." Finkelstein: "The Physics of Logic" [in "Paradigms and Paradoxes", ed. R. G. Colodny, 1971, pag. 60]: "There is, to be sure, a genuine problem in the phenomenon of quantum measurement, but I will not discuss it here. It concerns *introspective* systems, were subject = object so that the basic conception of a single subject observing an ensemble of objects must be modified."