Oh absolutely. I’m not saying we entirely create the reality as we go.
Rather, the terrain is limited to the maps we create.
There’s undoubtedly always “more” but since we cannot predict the future, it doesn’t exist until it comes.
Whether it exists or not is outside our viewing area.
Therefore, the *best* we can do is _know_, *for certain*, that there’s always going to be something “more” that’s out of reach.
Example: How does physics predict the future?
It looks at the present and the past and mathematically models it. [math and physics have been joined at the hip for hundreds of years, or at least married]
What does physics do with that information about the past and present?
It “flips” the past over into the future, creating a map of the future that follows the directions of the past and present.
So, from that, we have a block view of time: an outside-of-the-Universe perspective of “all things for all time”, that we can slice and dice like an old movie reel. [new to Einstein at the time though].
BUT: What’s missing from this map of the future?
We don’t know but logically, something must be missing.
What event (on the territory of spacetime) will happen in 2019 that everybody will be talking about?
There is no event in 2019 that everybody will be talking about.
No information. It’s not on our map. It can’t be on our map therefore it’s not part of the territory.
But once 2019 happens, we’ll have the map because now the territory will have been explored.
It’s also possible there will *be* no 2019. Apocalyptic minded people always seem to have the “end of the world” happening in their own lifetimes. [but of course that’s just their OWN end of the world because everybody dies and from their perspective, it’s the end of the world, so why not everybody else too?]
But hopefully it’ll be there
hat makes sense. I just never could comprehend the concept of a plain old “culture” without immediately seeing the smaller segments and their interplay. Once I see that, I have trouble seeing them as a single unit anymore as I start seeing other connections.