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Macroscopic individuality stems from Locality of Time. There is not the global, universal time for the physical universe. Rather, local time for a closed system is generated by the system's hamiltonian via the unitary Schrodinger dynamics. This novel scheme is perfectly suited for description of the quantum decoherence and measurement situations.

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Technical simplicity of the local-time scheme straightforwardly reproduces some basic findings in quantum decoherence and measurement while offering an answer to the so-called 'preferred basis problem'. A closed composite quantum system exhibits behavior that is characteristic for open quantum systems without a need for the 'state collapse' or environmental influence. Local Time is more general than the 'emergent time' and 'relational time' concepts and can describe some hybrid systems dynamics.

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This page is a summary of: A local-time-induced unique pointer basis, Proceedings of the Royal Society A Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, September 2014, Royal Society Publishing, DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2014.0283.
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