I am trying to understand the concept of event horizon and what really the word "event" means and have some questions. I apologize if the questions seem stupid or vague as I am not a physics student or professional: just someone who is curious.
As the black-hole sucks more and more mass, the gravity of the black-hole increases. Are things affected by this increased gravity not examples of events occurring due to changes (to the mass of the singularity) inside the (event horizon of the) black-hole ? In that case, isn't this an example of an event inside the black-hole influencing something outside it ?
Building on the same question: Couldn't gravity wave patterns during black hole collisions give us some insight into the geometry of the singularities inside the horizon ?
(Also, observing how the gravity envelope changes as mass (stars, planets, etc.) enter the horizon might provide clues on what is happening inside as the mass falls to the center. Also, If we are ever able to really observe closely and interpret BH collisions (probably even rarer), looking for changes to the gravity envelope past the moment when the two event horizons start merging could present interesting insights. However, I am not sure if we have such an advantage of observing (the changes in effects of gravity around) a BH from that many angles and at that precision today or not.)
Or is mass, somehow, also considered to be a property of the surface/event-horizon ?