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Oh, future! - Nicholas Roerich, 1933

Oh, future! – Nicholas Roerich, 1933

This book has a lot to say about Ancient Greek perspectives and their meaning but there is one perspective it misses. That is their view of time. They saw the future as something that came upon them from behind their backs with the past receding away before their eyes.

When you think about it, that’s a more accurate metaphor than our present one. Who really can face the future? All you can do is project from the past, even when the past shows that such projections are often wrong. And who really can forget the past? What else is there to know?

Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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EverythingWasBeautifulVonnegut

Reading from Part Four of Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut speaks on the beauty of war in reverse, and the limits of curiosity in the 4th dimension:

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FLAPPERHOUSE

La_lunaire_de_Tour_horlogeThe Fall-Back Hour is one of the most magical hours in the entire 4th dimension, and yet so many people seem to sleep right through it. If you’re still awake when we repeat 1 – 1:59 AM at the end of Daylight Savings Time, look at all the amazing things you can do and see!

source: Factual Science, Volume 9, Issue 23

1. If you perform a  palindromic act during the Fall-Back Hour– for example, writing in pencil for 30 minutes, then spending the next 30 minutes erasing everything you just wrote, moving backward from the end–  you will open a wormhole that leads to a Möbius Strip Museum.

2. If you fall asleep during the Fall-Back Hour, you will dream you’re in a labyrinth filled with flying jellyfish.

3. All TV broadcasts aired live during the Fall-Back Hour will appear on DVR recordings as old PM Dawn videos.

4. Analog…

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DisintegrationofPersistence

La Desintegración de la Persistencia de la Memoria (The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory), Salvador Dalí, 1954

Time, time– what is time? Swiss manufacture it, French hoard it, Italians squander it, Americans say it is money, Hindus say it does not exist… You know what I say? I say time is a crook.

Julius O’Hara (Peter Lorre), Beat The Devil

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