I Conjecture: Every Possible Future Exists
Part One: The Post-Newtonian Wordview
“The Future ain’t what it used to be.”–Yogi Berra
Yogi was right. Literally.
He had absolutely no idea what he was talking about, but he was right nonetheless. For the way we view the future is directly related to how we view physical reality. Ergo, as our understanding of physical reality changes, so changes how we think about the future. An entire graduate level lecture could probably be based on this conjecture. I’ll condense the basic idea to a few paragraphs.
Before Apple, the company, there was apple, the fruit. And before that fateful day when one of those red orbs conked one Isaac Newton on the noggin, worldviews were simplistic and not generally based on science. They were mostly mystical or religious. Supernatural forces ruled the world and what they had in store for mankind was up…
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