The Arrow of Time

A question that might be well worth asking is this. Why has the Israeli/Palestinian conflict endured and been with us all for so long a time?

It must be well over 65 years since the start of hostilities and the prospect of anything looking remotely like their resolution still appears to be nowhere in sight.

It may be that the search for such an ending has forgotten to incorporate the principle of time itself.

Time is generally reckoned to be constant, moving forward at the rate of one second per unit second; it does not track backward nor does it stop for any reason. Only when approaching the speed of light can it be said to change in any way. In and around this region, it starts to slow down. Beyond that, no one really knows what happens; all is conjecture and guesswork from thereon in.

But what if we could somehow manage to get ahead of time to observe and influence events as they unfold? The ability to alter their outcomes might then be very much a prospect few among us could resist.

Time, however, is not so obliging in this respect and so it seems we must trundle on into the future at a pace no faster than the one allotted to us.

But that’s not to say we can’t program the future to suit our purposes. Even in the here and now, it may yet be possible to weld that future to our present and direct matters as we, and not others, would wish.

And the technique for doing so is not as hard as one might suppose.

Time will prove to be the master of us all in the end. But, if we would ever wish it to be our servant, we must take care to instruct and use it accordingly.

About the Author
Engineer, Virgo - now retired having worked 30 years in the field of medical diagnostic imaging for a major German multinational. Based in UK .