“I Remember the Future” / Memorable Fancies #3007

[“It is wrong, conceptually wrong, to suppose that memory is always of the past.” – Maxwell Bennett & Peter Hacker]

I remember the future. My friends ask, “Doesn’t that ruin your day, to know what’s going to happen?” and I say something vague and put them off.

And others say, “Doesn’t that mean you can change things? See your future but do something else instead?”

To which, neuroscientists tell us, and as I told these others, yes, you can change things; but when you’ve done that, you don’t remember what you’ve changed, so it’s once again a surprise.

We’ve all cycled through this process many times.

Remember?

> “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon will lead you to more writing from a naturally curly mind. <<

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