Here the journey begins.
I hope I am ready, maybe you should prepare yourself too ?
Aperture Science (Portals),
Black Mesa (Half-Life),
Brave New World,
What we learn throughout these different “visions” of the future,
is that there is no way to predict it.
What we see from our vantage point today, mainly influenced by Science, Religion, Politics, Philosophy, and the Oh so many parameters we have established or which have been forced upon us, is but a mirage.
We may believe we see clearly, but a single event, be it a falling coin or an experiment gone awry, can change EVERYTHING !
See the future as I see it, my friend :
An eternal horizon, a growing adventure.
The greatest discoveries are always those that lie in the future.
If you doubt that, just think about how carelessly you use electricity, cars, clocks.
Each of these has changed the world in a way never seen before !
My emphasis on the word “before” is important, and the word has always been echoing through our mind, penetrating our vision of the world :
We always seem to see the world in a light shaded by comparisons ( <<it was better before>>, <<the good old days.>>, etc.,).
This phased, “Diffracted” view of ours make the future seem ridiculously grim and dangerous.
But the opposite end of the spectrum is as alienated from reality as the first :
We see in Science our Savior, all day we are told how it will do miracles, be it to cure cancer or increase our lifespans.
Our vision is as clouded by optimism as it is by pessimism.
We walk along the traced paths laid by the past, without the urge to adventure onto the rabbit’s trail, which may lead to a future completely unexpected, be it Hell or Heaven, no one knows, and no one ever will, as I say ” The Future Is Always Ahead Of Us, Never Behind Us. ”
Follow the Rabbit’s trail, or beat a new path for other’s to follow, and maybe you’ll discover a thing or two about yourself on the way…
[ End of Essay]
I know it’s a bit weird, Personally I find I sound as a Prophet ( a lunatic one or an illuminated one…guess only you readers can decide that 😉 ).
P.S : Oh,and while you’re at it, try and Google “youtube portals 2 want you gone “. Best music lyrics I’ve ever heard after completing a game :).