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Seen the Future?

We have all come across claims, past and present, in which someone states that they have ‘seen the future’. Some of these claims make good reading/listening, even if they are predominantly apocalyptic in nature.

Nostradamus is perhaps the most famous amongst such seers, and no doubt he really did visit recent events on this planet during his lifetime in 16th century Europe. His foretelling of the destruction of the twin towers (9/11) was a particularly chilling example.

Some predictions carry with them a certain cache. Those who are being told the scenario often fall silent, lean forwards and widen their eyes. A fair number take the proclamations seriously, and then tell their own versions of stories that made an impression on them.

Thus, a wide range of projected pictures of the future – typically of the country one lives in – are on display at any one time. So one can pick and choose or simply reject them all.

But what exactly is going on here? (more…)