“‘the actual breaks the symmetry of the potential.’ It is often viewed as a mystery that there are irreversible physical processes and that radiation diverges toward the future. The view presented herein is that, on the contrary, it would be more surprising if physical processes were reversible, because along with that reversibility we would have time-symmetric (isotropic) processes, which would fail to transfer energy, preclude change, and therefore render the whole notion of time meaningless.” Oh I like this notion. Rather than symmetry-breaking a “bug” in the system, instead it’s NECESSARY for Time to function at all.

“‘the actual breaks the symmetry of the potential.’
 
It is often viewed as a mystery that there are irreversible physical processes and that radiation diverges toward the future. The view presented herein is that, on the contrary, it would be more surprising if physical processes were reversible, because along with that reversibility we would have time-symmetric (isotropic) processes, which would fail to transfer energy, preclude change, and therefore render the whole notion of time meaningless.”
 
Oh I like this notion. Rather than symmetry-breaking a “bug” in the system, instead it’s NECESSARY for Time to function at all.

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