“In a healthy, prosperous and harmonious world, what will demand our attention and ingenuity? This question becomes doubly urgent given the immense new powers that biotechnology and information technology are providing us with. What will we do with all that power?”
Yuval Noah Harari. “Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow.”
The future is both unknowable and already past, so potentially knowable. If we can step outside of space-time; perhaps learn to treat that strange continuum as we do space, which seems to us so plain, yet teems with subatomic life. We experience time, as living creatures; as much as fish need water to exist, so we need time. But time does not exist; it is an illusion of our mind. Only space-time.
Light is both wave and particle. This example of the law of paradoxical Truths to help you see the future as potentially knowable, despite being intrinsically unknowable. You are at the same time, no more than the dust that you return to after death; and the very purpose for the creation of the entire universe. Ha Olam.
Future space-time exists co-equally with past, but not in human experience where past is set and future open. In either past or future, energy is spent from the present moment. We must learn from the past and prepare for the future, but without excess and unhelpful focus on past or future events. “I lived through many disasters, some of which happened…”
As for the laws of physics, there is nothing special about the present; made unique to me by being alive at this point, and so, aware of this space-time, here-now. And I think the question Harari asks must be answered; given the exponentially growing power of humanity. Unless the question becomes redundant, if we manage to destroy our home planet….with that growing power that children fail to acknowledged