> Is it worthwhile to consider a life as the sum of 
> experiences along a given track of the world line, 
> or can we borrow from Feynman and view life as 
> a "sum over histories?"  
> Richard Miller

Borges wrote something about it, a sort of
MWI, or Many Times Interpretation, or
many zigzagging paths, or just one path 
but circling around in a space-time diagram

"... a picture, incomplete yet not false, 
of the universe as Ts'ui Pen conceived it to be. 
Differing from Newton and Schopenhauer, ... 
[he] did not think of time as absolute and uniform. 
He believed in an infinite series of times, 
in a dizzily growing, ever spreading network 
of diverging, converging and parallel times. 
This web of time -- the strands of which approach 
one another, bifurcate, intersect or ignore 
each other through the centuries -- embraces 
every possibility. We do not exist in most of them. 
In some you exist and not I, while in others I do, 
and you do not, and in yet others both of us exist. 
In this one, in which chance has favored me, 
you have come to my gate. In another, you, 
crossing the garden, have found me dead. 
In yet another, I say these very same words, 
but am an error, a phantom." 
-Jorge Luis Borges, 
The Garden of Forking Paths

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