Sometimes it is easier to treat linear complicated events occurring in ‘tight’ time scales as simultaneous

Causes traveling forward in time to appear after the effect is a conclusion I’ve reached about several things in life. It’s sometimes just easier to go about things that way. Solving a maze before starting as it were. [end to front]. The strict adherence to a —> of Time always seemed a little short-sighted to me. I have no qualms about causes appearing after effects.

Of course simultaneousity was supposedly disproven by Einstein. All relative and such. Still, I always go back to zoom levels….

[and yes, American Pragmatism at work here]:

Sometimes it is easier to treat linear complicated events occurring in ‘tight’ time scales as simultaneous. I also think it can be impractical and even undesirable to make *everything* into a point.

When I play a chord on the piano, there’s a difference between the striking of the notes. They’re not strictly simultaneous. Yet, they might as well be. That sort of thing.

I *could* consider them linear and there are circumstances in which that’s desirable. But again, I speak of human usage – the pragmatist in me. Even if I was to program a robot to play that chord, I would program it “as if’ it was simultaneous, unless I was trying to keep the human-not-quite-simultaneous in the system to better mimic a human.

Hm – thinking about it, this is a good case for your perfected man.

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