Yudowsky, excuse the flowery language in my last post. Let me put it like this. What meaning has control when you can't change the future.
In your own words. "When your extrapolation of the future changes, from one time to another, it feels like the future itself is changing. Yet you have never seen the future change. When you actually get to the future, you only ever see one outcome.
How could a single moment of time, change from one time to another?"
And while I agree it does all add up to normality. What I object to is mixing the levels of description: control is fine in normality but control is not okay when discussing world thickness, number of descendants in certain paths, etc. Because these are fixed, you just have no memory of them.