No, it doesn't.Fdesilva wrote:Here is the deal. The universe that is going to be in a say a billionth of a second from now. Does it exist now?
But I think we have to be clear about our use of temporal language. Clearly to say that it did exist now would be a self-contradiction. Making the language more explicit, it would be saying: "a time in the future is the time now.". The spatial linguistic equivalent to this is not "the space to my left exists now". It is "the space to my left is the space where I am", which is of course also a self-contradiction.
I think the implicit temporal nature of the language causes unnecessary confusion here. The term "pre existed" uses the prefix "pre" which is usually a reference to time not space. So "pre exist" means "exists at an earlier point in time". So clearly, by definition, the future doesn't "pre exist". But in the context of 4 dimensional spacetime, the past and future exist in exactly the same sense that the space to my left and right exist. They obviously don't exist "now" because "now" is a purely temporal word, not a spatial one. Saying "the future does not yet exist" or "the future does not exist now" is not linguistically equivalent to saying "the space to my left does not exist now". It's linguistically equivalent to saying "the space to my left does not exist at the place where I am"....Now what I am saying is that the space that this path enters into is not space that pre existed but new space, just like the time that the object entered to is new time. This is a hypotheses.
This is why I say we have to be very careful when throwing around temporal words while discussing spacetime.
Saying "the time that the object entered is new time" does not distinguish time from space in the way that I suspect you think it does. It simply means "the time that the object entered is not the time that it left". The spatial equivalent is: "the space that the object entered is not the space that it left". You don't need to invoke the expanding Universe for both these statements to be true.