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QuoteIt depends upon whether you believe that the future already exists, and we're just passing through it, or whether the future is created and the 'now' we occupy is on the leading edge of it.Whether or not the future 'exists' in some way 'before' we get to it, doesn't stop it being random.
It depends upon whether you believe that the future already exists, and we're just passing through it, or whether the future is created and the 'now' we occupy is on the leading edge of it.
Interestingly, Pythagoras uses squares 'internally' but still produces a one-dimensional answer.
What actually makes the most sense is to align the co-ordinate system with the tangent and then it's clear that you are only moving in one direction.
I still think that you haven't really thought through what dimensions are all about.
Although the course, represented by the string, moves through three dimensions it only has length but no width or height.
I hear (read) what you are saying but, irrespective of the coordinate system you use, there are more options for where you can move to than exist on one dimension. You cannot give another person instructions about how to get from point A to point B without using three dimensions. If you just tell them to fly 20m, they can end up anywhere inside a sphere of 20m radius. That is why we have to use 'dimensions' and coordinates and why you can't ignore them.On the other hand, you can only tell someone that you will meet them in 6hours' time. Both your clocks will be going at the same rate - in one dimension.I have a feeling that I have lost your thread. What are you actually trying to say that goes against my two statements above?