Mathematician here with a speculative physical question -- feel free to boot me if the level isn't right.
Suppose one finds, or builds, a constellation of several black holes arranged in a circle. (To get a stable arrangement, presumably one could put a bunch of small positively charged black holes at equal angles around a central positively charged object, or alternatively suspend uncharged black holes gravitationally in a circle surrounded by a quickly rotating ring of heavy matter). Suppose moreover that the event horizons of neighboring holes overlap -- or if there's some reason this is theoretically impossible, suppose they're really, really close to being tangent, while leaving room for light and matter to pass through the middle of this ring. (Is this possible?)
My question is whether a trajectory from point A to point B that goes through the middle of the ring is causally related to one that does not. For example say a space explorer measures the spin of an electron, writes down the result and puts it in a box which he leaves at some fixed point in space (we've chosen a reference frame), then goes in a loop through the middle of the ring of black holes and comes back. When he comes back and opens the box again, will the recorded result be the same?
I got this question after someone told me about quantum decoherence, and I was curious whether the world can change significantly if you go around a loop that either cannot be contracted or cannot be contracted without at some point becoming ridiculously long (where it's up to you to decide the value of "ridiculously").