Continuing on with the recent dreaminess of this blog, and my
love for habit of speculating about time, here’s a blog post about the two.
Everyone has probably experienced something similar; doing something, hearing something or seeing something, and having a déjà vu. Not just any déjà vu though; you think you may have dreamt this a while back.
I’ve had this a lot of times now, and it makes you wonder; what the heck?
Today, I’ll be sharing a few theories in a really abstract way, because I haven’t really thought them out in-detail yet. Bear with me, think logically, and if you spot any flaws, point them out!
First, we must define time. What is time, and how are our past, present and future placed relative to each other? Is time actually a straightforward flow, or does it trace back to itself, or skip forward sometimes?
I tend to think that the life we are experiencing is just our minds running through our memories. How come we don’t know our future then? Because we’re rolling through our memories with empty minds, maybe?
Lets just assume that’s true for a second. I know it’s full of holes, and a lot more explanation is needed to create the big picture, but let that be for now.
So, we’re going through our memories with fresh minds, right? During our sleep, there are periods of time where our mind experiences no external influences. Those periods of time are filled with dreams. Random bits of information we picked up in our daily lives. Now, we may be going through our memories with empty minds, but we are still ourselves. Therefore, I think it’s highly possible that sometimes a process hick-ups for a bit, and some memory from later on glitches towards your present. It still is random information, you just didn’t knew of its existence yet.
So, we dream a bit of information from the future, so what? Well, seeing as how it is actually from the future, and will really happen, it’s a big deal. Sadly, this doesn’t happen often enough to label all our dreams “WILL COME TRUE” or something similar. On the bright side, it may be best for us to not know our future, but that’s outside of the scope of this post.
But does time really exist? If we just happily hop through our memories, it feels to us like time is advancing. But is it really? And if it is, is it always advancing from past to future? Maybe there are a few strings of time that backtrack to the past, or maybe skip on towards the future?
May that be how our future enters our dreams? Future strings of time looping back to our present?
Sorry for it all being so abstract, but talking about time is like talking about nichratychlontiregoliquidestan. Don’t get it? Me neither. There is no solid definition of time (yet), so it’s really hard to talk about it in a reasonably understandable manner.
How do you define time, and what are your theories on how dreams about the future occur? Leave a comment, let me know, and I might just get back to you in another post.
Well, I’ll be off. Have a nice Saturday.