Wow nice 26 page paper Wat! I've just started reading it. Meanwhile I found the quanta magazine article that was where the article from my post appeared in:

https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-orig ... -20191029/

Please read Barry Plotkin's comment (it's the first one at the end of the article.) Do you concur with his assessment, Wat? Basically they are claiming that time is an emergent property at the fundamental quantum level.

https://www.quantamagazine.org/what-is- ... -20200316/

https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-blac ... -20201029/

In a landmark series of calculations, physicists have proved that black holes can shed information, which seems impossible by definition. The work appears to resolve a paradox that Stephen Hawking first described five decades ago.

Information, they now say with confidence, does escape a black hole. If you jump into one, you will not be gone for good. Particle by particle, the information needed to reconstitute your body will reemerge. Most physicists have long assumed it would; that was the upshot of string theory, their leading candidate for a unified theory of nature. But the new calculations, though inspired by string theory, stand on their own, with nary a string in sight. Information gets out through the workings of gravity itself — just ordinary gravity with a single layer of quantum effects.

-WAT, is any of this as earthshattering (or universe-shattering as the case may be) as they claim it is?

https://www.quantamagazine.org/physicis ... -20160419/