Re: future language

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    --- Grant Callaghan <> wrote:
    > >
    > It's been my observation over these past 70 and more years that most
    > of the
    > predictions of the future made in my lifetime were more wrong than
    > right.
    > Grant

    Our definitions of the "predictions of the future" are then wildly
    divergent. For example, for me the capability to accurately predict
    weather for next day is already orders of magnitude more than what our
    ancestors were capable off. All of our science is based on the idea
    that we can model and *predict* the phenomena in nature. The success
    there is obviously something that I count as success in predictions
    about the future, while (again obviously) you don't. This is perfectly
    fine, as long as we are both aware that we are speaking about different
    things when we speak of "prediction of the future". :)

    There are very few men - and they are exceptions - who are able to think and feel beyond the present moment.

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