Sunday, December 5, 2010

A thought about time and information

Had this moment of clarity today: There is no past. There is no future. There is only the present moment and the filtered reflections of bygone symbols mixed with projections of symbols and situations we might yet face.


Nancy said...

It seems no matter how right or true this present moment seems the filtered reflection may tell us a different story. What is real? Both?

Brett Oppegaard said...

Well, I think later it will just be a filtered reflection of the symbols you have stored of the moment, combined with the other symbols you have gathered in the meantime. So, again, there is no past. The past, in the case you mention, would simply be your present-day reflection of it. So it is the present, however you slice it. But that was an interesting thought.