I am a bit unclear about the teleological property of event horizon. For example, in Poisson's Relativists' Toolkit text page 175, it is said that the entire future history of the spacetime must be known before its position can be determined.
- This is not a problem for static or stationary spacetimes. But for any radiating spacetimes (like Vaidya spacetimes or simply black hole evaporation), this means that one can never know the location of event horizon "unless one knows the future". Is this bad for physics?
- If event horizon is dynamical, would not that mean that in some sense, null geodesics inside the horizon that is very close to the horizon may actually get out of horizon (e.g. when the horizon recedes due to e.g. Hawking evaporation?
All these are very qualitative but I believe there is something conceptual I missed out.