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Richard P. Feynman already had Yakir Aharonov’s basic ideas of the destiny and history quantum waves in his first paper on non-relativistic quantum theory. It is implicit in the Lagrangian formulation as opposed to the Hamiltonian formulation. Feynman basically applied his ideas with John Archibald Wheeler on the use of advanced classical electromagnetic fields to solve the precognitive a-causality problem with radiation reaction that Dirac had discovered. With a suitable destiny post-selected “total absorber” future boundary condition we get apparent present to future retarded causality without real retarded causality analogous to Wheeler’s “mass without mass,” “charge without charge” and “law without law.” John Cramer extended this to his “transactional interpretation.” Hoyle and Narlikar extended it to cosmology.