With everyone making jokes about 2020 and hindsight, I thought about how weird it’d be if everyone experienced hindsight–that everyone had a vision of what was going to happen next year. When the ball fell (or whatever you do at New Year’s Eve), people saw what was going to happen from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 (assuming we didn’t have information overload).
First, it reminded me of that show awhile back that I can’t remember the name of (it was like Flashback or Flashforward or something like that). Anyway, everyone passes out and experiences six months into the future. The show then focuses on the consequences: some try to stop the future, some try to figure out what happened, some believe there is no way to fight the future so why bother.
I could see a similar fallout if out of nowhere people saw the next year. There would be people who decide they want to change what they saw, and that change would change other people’s futures. There would be those who’d believe that the future is set and become depressed or go wild saying that there are no consequences. There’d be those who try to figure out what happened. I could see groups starting up: one that tries to prevent future events and another trying to make sure that they happen.
It’s kind of like that question of if you could know the day of your death would you want to. At first, I thought it’d be nice to know how the next year would work out, but then I thought about it and realized…NOPE.
But, I do wonder how long it’ll be before there is a movie or TV show that has this hindsight plot. Maybe it isn’t everyone who sees the future, maybe it’s just one or a few people.
Guess we’ll just have to wait.
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Until the next wormhole…happy new year and thanks for reading.