I do have (many) things that I haven't delved into as yet, but how I 'see' this is that there are in effect a 'stack' of LCSes, 1 LCS delta t apart, and going back to the very beginning at the quickened Void. On the 'top' of the past actualized stack is NOW and the 'stack' continues on into the future for many PMR years equivalent. NOW is just a pointer to where the responses of IUOCs are integrated with the physicality of PMR rule set aspects and the interactions effectively occur in this 'level' of the stack. The LCS actually doesn't have a NOW moment as such like the VRs do so this makes the LCS available all up and down the 'time' stack where things become 'fixed' or actualized in the VRs as the NOW moment passes but not in the 'underlying' LCS.
The LCS is Reality and the VRs are 'virtual' realities as our perceptions as IUOCs built on top of the LCS. Another aspect of this that might be 'strange' to you is that NOW for a VR is actually spread somewhat over LCS delta t's as all of the IUOCs participating in a VR do not receive the message defining (providing the rendered information specific to them) a given VR delta t NOW at the same LCS delta t. They are spread out because of the transit time for data packets coming over the RWW, but there are so many LCS delta ts between a given VR delta t that there is no confusion of where we are in the VR time frame. For all IUOCs participating in the VR, NOW occurs when this rendered data packet is received, although many other participating IUOCs have not yet gotten the 'word'.
So data is available into the future within a VR within the yet unactualized VR delta ts. This is effectively the unactualized data base. So 3 men on a bridge that has not been built as yet is just data from the LCS where the pointer of NOW has just not advanced to as yet within the VR. So there is no problem and no paradox. Within the LCS, the future has happened (from a VR perspective) but changes with every delta t, both of the LCS and of the VR. Once the NOW pointer has passed, the IUOCs have interacted together and with the VR 'physicality' and things that have happened in the experience of VR FWAUs or avatars, they are not allowed to change. Into the LCS future from the VR now moment, things are still changing but they have not entered our awareness as yet. They are in the future and changeable.
This is how I 'see' it and for me is somehow 'out there' and visualizable or inspectable. Perhaps you can also learn to 'see' this.
I had to read this several times but I'm starting to get it. I have always visualized the databases as linear data so to think in terms of stackable data, I first had to build this image so it would make sense. And most of it does. Now Ted, I am not trying to be a poor student here, and perhaps I should be moved to the special classroom down the hall, but 3 men standing on a future bridge is most certainly a paradox to me, if not a problem. If the NOW pointer has not advanced to the future point of the bridge having been built in PMR, why and how are they receiving the data? I can understand accessing the future DB by parallel processing/switching datastreams and I understand also that the future has already happened within the LCS (and now, since reading MBT I understand for the first time what metaphysicians mean when they insist that all time is one, or there is no time), but I cannot understand how the future data from the DB could get into the datastreams of 3 individual FWAU's in a VR at the same time UNLESS this was a special set-up by the LCS for a specific purpose. I know you're answer is above, but what part of it am I missing?
Another question about the future DB I have involves random events. Since some PMR events are random, does that mean they are not an event within the future DB at all as a probability or is the probability very low, say .005% but they become actualized against the odds? In other words, is a random event random and unknown to even the LCS and the LCS would be surprised by the event?? Maybe there's an old post about this topic that I can find.
I've heard about the missing brains and brain portions. Very interesting stuff. But one thing that I don't understand about scientists is why they tend to sweep these anomalies under the rug and just file them away. If something happens even ONE time it should change everything they thought they knew and they should be all over it like white on rice to figure it out. I'm only missing the science area I believe. They could scan and scan and not find a thing there! HaHa.
Thank you Ted and Linda. I'll be back later, after I finish the VRRE chapter over at Ted's website.