“Thus when I think a thing, through whichever and however many predicates I like (even in its thoroughgoing determination), not the least bit gets added to the thing when I posit in addition that this thing is. For otherwise what would exist would not be the same as what I had thought in my concept, but more than that, and I could not say that the very object of my concept exists.” Kant
"The problem of modern science is how to unify a theory of something that was never apart." -- Starman
Proposed by the late physicist John Wheeler, the result of a thought experiment previously thought nearly impossible, has been carried out:
"The bizarre nature of reality as laid out by quantum theory has survived another test, with scientists performing a famous experiment and proving that reality does not exist until it is measured. Physicists have conducted John Wheeler's delayed-choice thought experiment, which involves a moving object that is given the choice to act like a particle or a wave. The group reversed Wheeler's original experiment, and used helium atoms scattered by light." Science Daily, May 27, 2015
This experiment sheds light, I mean atoms, on quantum behavior, once again validating the quantum view-point concerning cause-and-effect underlying our macro reality, which appear governed by events occurring when we decide to notice them. I therefore suggest that measurements made in our future, will create a probability domain that propagates both forward and backward via a time-wise function, the instaneous outcome blinking into existence when we choose to measure them, and affecting the course of what was measured prior the decision to measure it. If such a feedback loop actually exists and is not just a black box effect caused by hidden variables, then what we do can affect the outcome of what we decided to do, even before we did it.
Everything is causally affected by nearly all the probabilities cancelling themselves out mathematically and leaving only the resultant realities manifesting themselves, when we choose to notice them. As an aside, I have long speculated that the source of synchronicities of thought and realities we perceive concerns the properties an approaching event that has already occurred in our probable future. Perhaps qualifying it with an inverse-inverse square law analog, it is the strengthening of information received by us, signaling the propagation of Wheeler's effect as we space-time-wise near the general relativistic geodesic source in which future it occurred.
[Some of the quantum weirdness that confounds our sense of cause-and-effect can be illuminated by using path integral sum-over histories. I am in no-wise an expert on this subject, but have read about it extensively. What I am referring to here is briefly mentioned in an interesting video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-OFP5tNtMY "Murray Gell-Mann - Quantum Mechanics Interpretations - Feynman Sum over Histories - EPR Bertlemann's"]
Unless there is a highly organized state of plasma such as an Einstein-Bose condensate, or unless a given sub-domain is embedded within the volume of a highly organized domain tending toward any given slice of probabilities, it is unlikely that this effect would be noticed on a macro scale, such as someone suddenly walking through Alice's looking glass and appearing on the other side. Therefore, the world is relatively safe from most macro manifestations of improbable, but not impossible events. The ordinary and perhaps under-appreciated exception is where thought and free will come into play, such as in "'Will you walk into my parlour?' said the Spider to the Fly." from Mary Howitt's, The Spider and the Fly.
The spider attempts to persuade the fly, by de-emphasizing the obvious possibilities of some of the macro results, especially the one ending in the death of the fly, the spider's likely motive. The spider hopes the fly does not calculate the probability of the spider's intended outcome in advance of accepting the spider's offer. As cognizant creatures, how is it we can generate macro states of probability reduction in ways that less similarly organized matter would be unlikely to achieve? Perhaps, that is our most probable function? Expositing on quantum theory equals my function today. This has given me an appetite making it a grand time to test the theory of our quantum dilemma. Therefore, I am retreating to the kitchen to measure some groceries, cause a sandwich to appear before me...and alternatively disappear again. Bon appetit!