Each person exists as an unchanging 4D worldtube in the block universe. At each slice of the worldtube there is a present, past and future.
However, there is a black box* which appears to exist in only one slice of the block universe at a time. How could this be explained?
I am not trying to attack the block universe concept, I am not trying to get into metaphysics and I am not trying to come up with my own crack-pot theory.
I would just like to know how a world tube can contain something, a black box, that exists throughout the whole worldtube, and yet creates the illusion of only existing in one slice of the universe at a time.
Is it an imaginary force like the centrifugal force? Or an emergent phenomena such as temperature? Something else?
*The black box is consciousness, but I don't want to use that word as it seems to make physicists run away screaming.