First of all, in order to progress further, it seems I must take a better look at the concept of "the when" and figure out its meaning.
Or in this case, I'm thinking on its 'meanings
' in the plural form. For the question that comes to mind is the following one: can it be that I have missed something crucial about the when? Can it be that I overlooked the fact that not just the word 'time' is used in two different ways and therefore covers two different aspects of nature, but that the same applies to the word 'when'?
I believe I have and that once again, there ARE two meanings
to this concept as well. Allow me to elaborate:
In the dimension of chronology, we define the when as a location of a 'moment in time' that is taking place in between two chronological events.
The when could be anything ranging from the past to the future. Examples are: today, yesterday, tomorrow, last week, next year, etc...
In the dimension of duration, we define the when as a location of a 'moment in time' that is taking place relative to our position in space.
What I mean by this is that the when here is not calculated by looking at the order of events, but is instead determined by comparing the distance between two positions in space.
This is how our current time measurement works, is it not? As far as I know, the way that the second
is defined as a base unit is that it is based upon the movement of the Earth and Sun.
Therefore all our measurements of time happen by comparing any position in space as relative to that very movement. By doing so we all agree on an arbitrary value that we have chosen as a reference point
that allows us all to have meaningful comparisons of how far away or in other words how long a movement is from one position to another position in time, therefore effectively enabling us to calculate the time distances in between two positions. However we must not forget that all our measurements of durations ARE based upon the original value we have chosen to express our durations in: the second, which in itself is probably nothing more than a frame of reference on its own.