I've been trying to separate the quantum field from spacetime this whole time, but now I think it is only the spatial dimensions that get granted to a physical/observed/decohered object.
Could the unification of QM with GR be spatial vs temporal? good god
No wonder the quantum field knows of future decoherence events ..it is time.
The quantum field doesn't care about distance ..because distance is a spatial thing.
Light flows on a path set by the fabric of spacetime ..which isn't spatial either ..it's virtual.