This scenario that you are discussing reminds me
of this interview with Julian Barbour where
he proposes that "time" is an illusion.
This reminds me of a good paper by Carlo Rovelli
(about quantum gravity, GR, space-time, etc.)
http://ws5.com/copy/time2.pdf in which he
suggests that the temporal aspects of our world
have a statistical (thermodynamical) origin,
rather than dynamical. Time is our incomplete
knoweldge of (the state of) the world.
Not sure, though, whether the motto
"Time is ignorance"
can solve the question, by SPK, about
the quantum, or indeterministic, "block