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Visions Of Future Imperfect

the_time_machineOne way to encourage a less imperfect future is by creating it from a more perfect present, a seemingly logical task that would require taking time to consider the potential impact of choices and their trends as the effects proceed through time, prepared to re-assess the initial direction and explore more productive patterns assuming past experience allows for that insight or at the very least identify a blind spot defined  by a littered heap of mistakes.

The ability to sense the existence of a blind spot is predicated upon not knowing exactly what it contains since the contents like a black hole are  invisible, inferred  only by the flow of energy and matter surrounding it, caught by the magnetism of its vortex and the weight of its complexity. Proximity to it defines perspective, allowing partial understanding of what is not seen since the only way to observe things fully is by being everywhere simultaneously. Besides, the closer the spot becomes, the more the surrounding space obscures the landmarks that allow successful navigation. On the other hand, as distance increases it will be less likely to see anything more than “the point.”

blindspot3ykOne can define the  area not perceived in an individual or collective way, recognizing that the hope of making clearer decisions is more likely with a comprehensive assessment including things not previously known. When immersed with objectivity, the result will be satisfaction and possibly a happy moment. When the opposite results, especially if the motives are noble, then that in and of itself should allow any of the resulting pain and suffering to be nothing more than a  spoonful of medicine, while acknowledging that happiness is not a constant level. However if too many spoonfuls appear then one is forced to conclude, ” I must be doing something wrong, even if I cant see it. This is where the  invisible part of the  personality can usually be found,  effected by anger, guilt or denial.

On a societal level, imagining what direction culture might evolve is like shooting  a projectile with an unpredictable path into a dark abyss, a sequence  often moving into the unknown, perhaps capable of being plotted by an algebraic formula, but often stumbling into the realm of science fiction, most effective when advanced technologies lay at the basis for unanticipated change, refining instrumentality so revolutionary in some cases that ethical considerations have trailed consequences, creating never thought of problems.

When viewed retrospectively, public debut is helpful, but only if it explains ongoing conflict that continues to push cultural limits  by marking emerging resolutions that pierce the unknown by consecutively connecting the dots. The most effective way to galvanize public opinion is for an issue to be discussed in a way that can be understood by the greatest number of people across all educational levels, especially when presenting goals that have a clear potential to alter the nature and course of society,  although history is filled with the consequences of mistakes made based on missing collective blind spots, finally realized in a “like duh” moment.

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