And here I would like to quote just one passage from this book, from Chapter 6: THE WORLD IS MADE OF EVENTS, NOT THINGSI also recommend a book that deals with these issues: Carlo Rovelli "The Order of Time". It is neither long nor complicated, it is reading for one day. I recommend it to anyone interested in the passage of time and the general theory of relativity.
"We can think of the world as made up of things. Of substances. Of entities. Of something that is. Or we can think of it as made up of events. Of happenings. Of processes. Of something that occurs. Something that does not last, and that undergoes continual transformation, that is not permanent in time. The destruction of the notion of time in fundamental physics is the crumbling of the first of these two perspectives, not of the second. It is the realization of the ubiquity of impermanence, not of stasis
in a motionless time. Thinking of the world as a collection of events, of processes, is the way that allows us to better grasp, comprehend, and describe it. It is the only way that is compatible with relativity. The world is not a collection of things, it is a collection of events."
This is the point of view (or even a "philosophy") that I have stressed in my "Event Enhanced Quantum Theory" - EEQT. Rovelli quotes one of my papers on this subject (P Blanchard, A Jadczyk, "Time of Events in Quantum Theory", Helv Phys Acta 69 (1996) 613-635) in his article "Partial observables (2002)". But what are these "events"? This is still a great mystery. I think they are related to information transfers. If so, there is only one remaining question: what is "information"?
And that is why I appreciate so much the task taken upon by the initiator of this thread, and also by those participating in the discussion