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Look out for the now!
It's too late it's already here! For seriously though...has anyone ever noticed that your always in the now. Tomorrow, yesterday, one hour from now they don't really exist...it's always now! Cody I know you understand what I'm sayin'!
posted by Joshua Taylor on Nov 15, 2000 11:32PM

I think the notions of past and future exist to frame our experience. The word 'experience' would have no meaning were it not for our distinction between past and future. Experience is life itself. It is not enough to declare "I am" or "I exist," even though that seems sufficient for the present moment, which is always now. There must be some continuity to experience if one is really BEING. There must also be some linking feature- memory? anticipation? Do memory and anticipation count if it is always only now? Do the past or the future work to shape the present? Or do they exist PURELY in the mind and not in any physical/ spatial medium? Does time have physical properties?
Some say time is elastic, and can be stretched or shrunken depending on the speed with which distances in space are traversed. Is your 'now' the same as my 'now'? Or, to me, would your 'now' have already occured? And what of the terms 'already' or 'later' or 'before' and 'after'? Conveniences of language? Or legitimate descriptive terms?
posted by Piper -- on Nov 18, 2000 07:11PM

Okay, okay. I'm good at asking bullshit questions. Is there anyone who's good at giving bullshit answers?
posted by Piper -- on Nov 20, 2000 01:02PM

Yup.
posted by Chris Hancock on Nov 20, 2000 11:36PM

No, Chris. I mean, like, REAL bullshit. Monosyllabic responses do not count.
posted by Piper -- on Nov 21, 2000 12:54PM

Oh.
posted by Chris Hancock on Nov 21, 2000 01:20PM

Yeah, JT - I know what you're saying. You can never escape the now, nor can you ever be fully prepared for it, for it is on you for your entire life, and its always got the upper hand.
posted by Cody Phipps on Nov 30, 2000 01:19PM

Time is something humans created as a means to measure their ongoing decay
posted by Felix Nasaru on Oct 15, 2002 09:16AM

Time is the fourth dimension.
posted by Cody Phipps on Oct 15, 2002 11:37PM