One of the major concerns of humanity has historically been the ignorance of the future. Jonathan Friedland shares his opinions and ideas on the topic at hand. What will happen tomorrow? How to prepare before certain change of situation? What will they do others? What can I do? The concern about the predictions and the anticipation of probable events is a cultural factor created by and for humans, is the story of our ancestors, our fathers, continued from us all, present and probably contribute to its perpetuation, because this is the prelude to history by writing of our children. The search for effective models for prediction of the future has accompanied both individuals and whole societies from the same early in the history of mankind. It was intended as art or science as old as the search for the source or the immortality of life. The human being, in his constant search for the target domain, has come to as a method was its given scope dominant social paradigms of every historical moment concrete. From magical divination, Tarot, witchcraft and religions to models of forecasting and management of uncertainty.
But, where is the future? Ilya Priorigne said that the time flows from past to future. It is one-way. We can not manipulate it. We can not travel to the pasado; It is therefore irreversible. But to turn future has no date in the calendar, isn’t a point fixed in time, not begins or ends with the beginning or end of a process regardless of its nature, is not linear, it is not simple.
The future is not predetermined. Belief in predestination, or simply el Destino comes into contradiction with the right to free agency. A free present unable to influence in the future would be a deceptive freedom, an esclavizadora illusion, because it could not enjoy emancipation of thought and action in the present if its result in the future is deliberately and irretrievably default.