# The three phases of time

#### ricksfolly

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Time is three connected stages of moving phases... Future, present, and past... "I am going to do it (future), "I'm doing it" (present), and "I did it." (past)

They integrate into the next stage as a combined group. Future becomes present, present becomes past, and another phase of future leads the group to the next stage, like three linked box cars on a moving train.

The lead boxcar, future, is still a logistic problem. Is it enough to say the future will become the present because it always has?

ricksfolly

#### justabubba

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Time is three connected stages of moving phases... Future, present, and past... "I am going to do it (future), "I'm doing it" (present), and "I did it." (past)

They integrate into the next stage as a combined group. Future becomes present, present becomes past, and another phase of future leads the group to the next stage, like three linked box cars on a moving train.

The lead boxcar, future, is still a logistic problem. Is it enough to say the future will become the present because it always has?

ricksfolly

not so sure your metaphor works

as a kid, a long, LONG time ago, my electric train ran in a circle

#### tacomancer

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not so sure your metaphor works

as a kid, a long, LONG time ago, my electric train ran in a circle

Mine rolled.

#### 1069

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Time is three connected stages of moving phases... Future, present, and past... "I am going to do it (future), "I'm doing it" (present), and "I did it." (past)

They integrate into the next stage as a combined group. Future becomes present, present becomes past, and another phase of future leads the group to the next stage, like three linked box cars on a moving train.

The lead boxcar, future, is still a logistic problem. Is it enough to say the future will become the present because it always has?

ricksfolly

Both the past and the future are merely hypothetical, really.
They don't exist.
There's only the present.

#### justabubba

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Mine rolled.

that's what my dog did
in past, present and future tense

#### The Giant Noodle

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Time is three connected stages of moving phases... Future, present, and past... "I am going to do it (future), "I'm doing it" (present), and "I did it." (past)

They integrate into the next stage as a combined group. Future becomes present, present becomes past, and another phase of future leads the group to the next stage, like three linked box cars on a moving train.

The lead boxcar, future, is still a logistic problem. Is it enough to say the future will become the present because it always has?

ricksfolly

Nope. :roll: