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In an unrelated note, my book is the #1 best selling comprehensive career guide in the world. (Because it turns out that no one has written that sort of book lately except me. Other books in the career guide category are single-topic types, such as reading body language or being more creative.)
 
I have a hypothesis that the past doesn't exist until an observation in the present makes it necessary. That seems the simplest form of a universe. And nature likes simplicity, right?

The least amount of information necessary to create a perceived reality is whatever the actors in the reality experience at the moment plus an artificial history that is created on demand, as events in the present require.

My limited understanding of physics is that retrocausality is allowed. And of course our common notion of "time" is nowhere near what is actually happening in the universe. Physicists refer to space-time instead. Whatever that is.

Is there an existing philosophy or hypothesis that matches my idea that history is created on demand?

UPDATE: Reader Amit informs me that there is an existing philosophy that matches the idea of on-demand history as well as the idea that we are all computer simulations.


 
The other day I drew a comic featuring Dogbert creating a transactions network for criminals so he could steal their Bitcoins.

I can't show you the third panel untl publication date, 4-2-14.


Call me jaded, but it seems to me that when you combine a network of criminals with a magical form of money, you're asking for trouble. And sure enough, today we see this story about Silk Road getting hacked. 

This is why I think the stock market is fixed. It's because every time someone CAN steal your money without detection, it happens. 


 
 
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Just frickin' shoot me.
 
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