Thursday, February 2, 2017
Arrival - what will you do in heaven?
I'm not sure why that is connected to the movie "Arrival" but I feel that it is. In the movie the heroine, a linguistics expert, is called in to help decipher the language of alien (octopi-like) creatures who have arrived in 12 locations around earth. It turns out that the aliens experience time in a non linear fashion so as the linguist begins to understand their language she also begins to experience time in a non linear way and conversations from the future impact her actions and she is able to "save the world".
What conversations would a future me have with me today? What would a future me who has experienced heaven say to me today? What would I like to do when I get to heaven? Does it matter? Is heaven even about me?