Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Future Comes Soon Enough

“People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” - Albert Einstein

My problem: I can’t decide whether to go back in time and be considered a genius, or forward in the hope that mankind has improved and life on earth is truly better.

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“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.” - Albert Einstein

Who am I kidding, I have seen the future and it is as Einstein feared: a video game. Perhaps time didn’t matter to Einstein - he’d be considered a genius in any time warp – but knowing what I know now I’d go back in time and pretend. I’d take enough money to buy a nice sized piece of land in northern California, sometime during the Great Depression, where I’d plant mostly grapes. I’d invest in Microsoft, Apple, Google and Amazon early on, cash out and retire to my own private island in the Caribbean.

There I would spend the rest of days not worrying about COVID-19.

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“I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.”
― Albert Einstein

Note: for those of us living in the present, please remember to keep Ripley’s Mom and Succotash in your prayers and add MnTo who is having surgery tomorrow.