In the macro, non-relativistic world, lets say that the present is the interval that separates the future from the past. And that this is an analogy for the interval within which the probability waves in a region in space collapse into particulate matter resulting in a measurable event which in turn embodies reality (whatever that is). Now lets scale down to the micro world where a single electron is fired from an emitter towards the double slit wall. On its way there, lets say that the electrons wavefunction does not collapse. While in this state, the second hand on the experimenters watch ticks forward as usual. But in the microscopic world, this interval lacks the same meaning as in the macro world because no measurable events occurred with respect to the electron while in this state. I am confused here. Does time not act as a non-spatial continuum within which probability waves can propogate, co-mingle or whatever else it is that they do? Or have I just missed the boat on this one...?