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bootstrap paradox

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  • n. The paradox of time travel in which objects or pieces of information are never literally created, because their existence begins by arriving from the future and ends by going to the past to become themselves.
  • n. An instance of the bootstrap paradox.

Etymologies

Compare bootstrap, pull oneself up by one's bootstraps, etc. (Wiktionary)

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