## EPR Paradox as Evidence for the Emergent Nature of Spacetime

**Authors:** Armin Nikkhah Shirazi

After a providing a review of the EPR paradox which draws a distinction between what is here called
the locality and the in
uence paradoxes, this paper presents a qualitative overview of a framework recently
introduced by this author in which spacetime is assumed to emerge from areatime. Two key assumptions
from this framework allow one to make the notion of quantum effects originating from `outside' spacetime
intelligible. In particular, this framework assumes that until a quantum object is measured, it does not
actually exist in spacetime and that there are connections between quantum particles in areatime which
are independent of metric relations in spacetime. These assumptions are then shown to permit one to
conceptually understand both the locality and the in
uence paradoxes, and lead to the overall conclusion
that spacetime is emergent in the sense that a very large number of discrete events which correspond to
`measurements' in quantum mechanics aggregate to give rise on a large scale to the apparently smooth
reality we experience in our daily lives.

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### Submission history

[v1] 7 Oct 2011

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