16 February 2018

from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting at 6:30pm: Is the future predicable?

Dear Friends,

You might have already discovered that we last discussed the topic for
this Sunday, "Is the future predicable?" in May 2016. We also discussed
in the past: "Does the past determine the future?" and "Our past is our
future"; details below.

I therefore don't think much has changed about the future these past few
months since we last discussed the topic. The future is still
unpredictable, we still cannot come up with the winning lottery number
and we still don't know whether we need an umbrella in two weeks time.

But we also accept that the scientific method is still the best method
to make educated predictions, and we also accept that human made systems
have their Achilles' heel. And so the world goes on. Of course, this is
nothing about whether the future is predictable but more about our
relation to other events in space and time.

But maybe there is one aspect about the future that keeps changing: Our
expectations of the future (future events).

How we perceive what the future might be like is constantly changing
with our changing experiences. And this is one aspect about human-future
that can lead us to conclude the future is not predictable: our
perception of the future. Our disappointment about the future is not
because the future is not predictable but rather that future reality
does not coincide with our perception of what the future should be like.

Is the Future Predictable?

Does the past determine the future?

Our past is our future

Take care

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from Lawrence, SUNDAY PhiloMadrid meeting at 6:30pm: Is the future

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