Could space only be expanding within our boundary of vision?

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Glenn Schwoyer asked the Naked Scientists:
   Greetings- I'm not a scientist. I 'only' have a BS in Business. But I often speculate on topics such as the universe. I don't know what to do with my musings, so here I am. I have some questions / musings that I am hoping you (or someone) will comment on objectively.

1) Observations point to the universe expanding in all directions, correct? But could the entire physical universe, with the exception of 'local' space from the observer's point of view be shrinking? We would not easily be aware of that and because of space not shrinking, it would appear as if everything was expanding. If 'local' space is not a viable concept, could the shrinking be so small that it only appears over great distances? Given the so-called rate of acceleration of the universe translate to in terms of  the rate of the 'shrinking of matter'?

2) What are the ramifications for time? Would this mean time really flows from big (past) to small (future)?

3) If my premise were true, could it somehow help reconcile general relativity and quantum mechanics? Could the uncertainty principle be related to the fact that the smaller is in the future?

I have so many concepts such as these that come to me while I'm falling asleep or as I'm waking up. Often I don't recall them, but this one stuck with me. Is there any way for me Forgive me for any ignorance in my thoughts and try to go easy. Remember, condescension is not the sign of a superior mind! LOL.

Thank you

Glenn Schwoyer
Brown Summit, NC, USA
What do you think?
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