Re: Unusual time / causality / worldviews (natlang/conlang)
|Date:||Monday, February 7, 2005, 20:56|
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From: "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...>
Sent: Monday, February 07, 2005 10:41 PM
Subject: Re: Unusual time / causality / worldviews (natlang/conlang)
> On Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 12:15:12PM -0800, Sai Emrys wrote:
> > > 2. we remember the past, but not the future
> > ... not [necessarily] a feature of external reality, though. Could be
> > just an oddness of our biology.
> Right, which is why I listed it as a separate arrow. If, however, it
> does turn out to be an effect of the same cause as entropy increase,
> which there is mounting experimental evidence to support, then it's not
> a biological quirk; it would, in fact, be physically impossible to build
> a memory that works in the direction of decreasing entropy.
of course, if you're crafting a conlang for a being that can move through
time like a Q (from Star Trek) or experiences history like a traeki (from
David Brin's Brightness Reef books), then you might have something for it.