If you’re having a weird day, blame Future You for messing with your past says physics
Physics news today, if you’re having a really weird day you have only yourself to blame cause it’s probably your future self “fixing” your past who is messing up your present.
You may have heard this. Australian physicists have proved that the behaviour of subatomic particles – aka: the smallest building blocks of everything including you and me – can only be measured and observed from the future.
“Until then, reality does not exist,” reports lead researcher Andrew Truscott.
The effect on us now is clear. This moment of unexplained weirdness brought to you by your future self, who is tinkering with the timelines of your shared past.
Or is it…? In a big weird world just how will you know for sure if the one weirding up your weekend is actually Future You – or somebody else?
An excellent question, Seth. Thank you Seth. While there are no absolute answers at present, in the future we should be able to make a more informed assessment in the past.
However that will be too late. So let’s just go with a few simple guidelines for now.
Is It Future You Futzing Your Day?
1. It was always X, but now it’s Y
You knew it was red when you got it but maybe you hate red. You wished it could be blue but it was a sale so you bought it anyway. And now here on the big day you needed it, suddenly it’s blue… What’s happening to you? Are you going insane?
Probably. At least until you realize that your meddling future self is making unexpected changes in your past.
2. You find weird notes to yourself
They pop up in your shoe or on your phone and you don’t remember writing them. Notes like, Don’t trust her! Or, Buy lottery ticket with these numbers. Or, Stop staring at your screen while you walk you’re going to d…
Clearly Future You is trying to communicate.
But should you listen to your future self and do what they tell you? Always listen to Future You and do what they…
Unfortunately if the physicists are right, there is no way to negotiate with your future self. At least not at present. And even if there is a way, see note below, #4. Fights with Future You can end very badly.
3. Your key doesn’t fit in the lock.
You go to open the door but your key no longer works and the combination is changed. Do you even live here?
The answer is no. Not anymore. And the person who lives there now just called the cops because there’s a stranger trying to get into their house. You can thank your future self. Just as soon as you figure out where you actually live now…
4. Is that me or somebody who looks like me?
You catch a glimpse of yourself in a glass or a window or maybe in the rearview mirror of a car. Except it’s not you. Not exactly. Not right now. You shaved this morning. Or maybe you didn’t. Are your sunglasses on your face? No? Then why do they appear in the…
This deja vu brought to you from Future You. It’s unclear at this time if Future You can actually appear in person, time travel style, or just through a temporal-spatial gate, but in any event do not approach and above all DO NOT MISTAKE FUTURE YOU FOR YOUR EVIL TWIN. That’s how you wind up killing both of you.
On a somewhat related note, does this explain the new Void Key battles here on SOS?