michel123456 Posted February 23, 2010 Share Posted February 23, 2010 Here is my understanding of what are the past, the present and the future. _We know that everything we observe is in the past. We know that an object observed far away is also an object as it was long ago. And we know that the closer the object is, the more close to the present. So the past is there all around me;I am the observator. And the closest objects are very close to my present. The very closest thing to me , myself, my own body, is in the present. Only me, as the observator, is in the present. You, the observator next to me, you will be in your own present. And I, not being part of your present, I am lying in your past. As you are lying in my past. If I go on drawing a line from the past to the present, I'll have to draw a line coming from outside of myself (from the universe 12 billions years away), and getting to me. And I can draw an infinity of such lines that will be disposed radially around me. As being the observator, I am also the center of my personal observable universe. As you are the center of your personal observable universe. Now, the line I was drawing is coming from oustide, and stops at me, in the right center. Along this line are measured times and distances. Positive time, and positive distance, of course. If I could continue and make an extension of this line, it would go "inside me". That would be the place where I could find the symmetrical instance of the past, called the future. So, the future, as it looks, is inside me, as an observator of the universe. As your future is "inside" you, because you are another observator of the universe. But that has nothing to do with observation. It is more transcendental. With all reservation: the Past, as it looks, lies outside the objects. the Present is the object, and perfect present is point-like. Future lies "inside" the objects. You must have some comment. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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