He tells physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson that amid the almost infinitely small quantum foam of the singularity before the Big Bang, time existed in a ‘bent’” state.
Otherwise, the universe would be in a state of complete disorder by now, and everything would be at the same temperature.
This means that the state of the universe, after the Big Bang, will not depend on anything that may have happened before, because the deterministic laws that govern the universe will break down in the Big Bang.” “Since events before the Big Bang have no observational consequences, one may as well cut them out of the theory, and say that time began at the Big Bang.
The only certainty about the infinitesimally small quantum building blocks of our universe is that they are uncertain.
But, like the strange behaviour of quantum physics, perhaps time has a lot more left to tell.