2010-03-31

Time Machine or Terminator

Events are embedded in a timeline. It is almost impossible to change one event and expect the rest to happen as they happened. Alter one event and the entire sequence may change.

I was supposed to go on a holiday starting this evening. Cancelled it a week ago. And I got indisposed yesterday evening. No so much that it would affect my work, not so less that it would let me go on a holiday. The first thought that occured to me was - good the trip was cancelled. Else, since I fell ill, it would have messed up my holiday. But the thought nagged me - I knew this logic was inherently flawed. That I cancelled the trip was part of my timeline. That my getting indisposed was part of the same timeline. If I had not cancelled my trip, the timeline would have been different. In that different timeline, not sure if my falling ill would a part.

It is the Time Machine Vs the Terminator. I believe that the Time Machine is more probable than the Terminator.

PS: Also read Past is Truth

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2010-03-31

Time Machine or Terminator

Events are embedded in a timeline. It is almost impossible to change one event and expect the rest to happen as they happened. Alter one event and the entire sequence may change.

I was supposed to go on a holiday starting this evening. Cancelled it a week ago. And I got indisposed yesterday evening. No so much that it would affect my work, not so less that it would let me go on a holiday. The first thought that occured to me was - good the trip was cancelled. Else, since I fell ill, it would have messed up my holiday. But the thought nagged me - I knew this logic was inherently flawed. That I cancelled the trip was part of my timeline. That my getting indisposed was part of the same timeline. If I had not cancelled my trip, the timeline would have been different. In that different timeline, not sure if my falling ill would a part.

It is the Time Machine Vs the Terminator. I believe that the Time Machine is more probable than the Terminator.

PS: Also read Past is Truth

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