Chapter 2 – Past, Present and Future

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I had to face many problems uploading the picture. I am afraid that it remains too small for being enlarged and legible.

If ever there are problems, don’t hesitate asking me to email youthis very first chart.

I hope to be able to post a 2nd chart next week

As I have problems with <strong>these drafts and</strong>, you may see large and legible ones on:

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Minkovsky has been Einstein’s professor in Vienna.

Hermann Minkovsky, late XIXth Century publicized an idea setting a four dimensional world which gave the science a new start. In his world representation there is no people, nothing else than events.






The horizontal axis shows the space where each unit represents the distance the light runs in one second; while the vertical axis is divided in seconds.

Obviously there are now four cones and their tops are where the Observer is, i.e. O.

The cone below (L0,O, l’0) represents an ABSOLUTE past, while the upper one (lo,O, L’o) figures the ABSOLUTE FUTURE.


The question is: what about the two others? What goes on over there?


Obviously an event taking place in E1, took place in the already PAST SPACE of the Observer (located in O) but O will become aware of it when reaching a FUTURE time. However, it is fair to notice that if the event would have took place in the lower part of the same cone, O may have become aware of it IF (and this is a big IF) the light speed would have permitted it. We are facing an area where incoming information already took place while ago. Such FUTURE carries PAST characteristics (FcP).

On the other way, let us consider the event E2: O is now already aware (PAST) of an event which is going to take place in the SPACE within some FUTURE. Such PAST carries FUTURE characteristics (PcF).

E1 remains the perfect example of publicized events as statistics are: the event took place but we shall be aware of it much later on. Any type of correction cannot be done according to future developments but only according to what we are already aware of.

Does this means that any change is useless? For sure not. But it means that if we keep on the track of using statistics in order to comfort ourselves while supporting our own specific needs, for sure the correction will be useless.

Then it would be critical to be able to apprehend the situation or the object with some innovative idea based on something else than “experience”.

We, human beings, are just able to grasp the reality AFTER having realized that it exists. Its acknowledgement must be supported by perception preceded by some preparatory processes, as the cultural accumulated experience. This means, in fact, that Human beings do not perceive the objects as per themselves but with their own deformed way. This is to say that the very same object, seen by several Human beings, will never be seen the same way. We do not perceive the “reality” but what we consider being so. In other words, to be perceived an object or an event HAS to be “filtered” by our own referential system made of cultural accumulated experience, our own organized system, our own personality. Human beings are unable to subtract themselves from such a subjective way of grasping things.

The wider the cultural accumulated experience is, the nearer from reality we shall be. This means that teaching means opening minds with no restrictions but well explained it alerts for awareness. Otherwise, we may destroy the curiosity need which is the basis of our development.

We have seen a “static” Minkovsky world which already explained how complex it was to perceive the reality on time in order to make decisions. It is time now to consider a more dynamic world.

I expect to post next week such dynamic chart.


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