The question: Is “reality” is limited to “all things that are actual” or does it include “all things that are possible”?
As in a previous fine entry on the topic, full of pith and wit, I choose the more inclusive definition.
If all possible futures were not part of the fabric of reality, imagination itself would not be possible.
It is, so they are.
An analogy: Microorganisms in the human body outnumber human cells 10-to-1; without those microorganisms, the human body’s ecosystem would collapse, or more accurately, would never have existed. It may be the same with possibilities folded into the world of actuality.
Here’s an article that looks at the topic from the point of view of quantum physics:
Thanks to Wayne.