Friday, 30 October 2015

Visions of the distant future. Today!

     I bet you are all trick-or-treating outside right now. Not that I don`t want to, but it`s really not a thing here, on the old continent. Maybe just a small thing. Anyway...
     Last week we were all expecting the "return" of Marty. He should have come back to the future and bring all that ridiculous fashion with him, along with hoverboards and other things. Did he deliver? To some point for sure...
     When re-watching this cult movie, I realised something: You don`t have to go forth in time to travel to the future. Because future is what we expect it to be. If you expect that Western hegemony will fall in 20 years and then total chaos will rule the world, just go to all those many places where people fight for their lives. Like in Ukraine or in Syria. Or even better, in some parts of Africa. And you can see what your expectations can bring to the world.
     Or if you are a romantic soul like me, then you might perhaps expect the world to be a better place in an upcoming future. Full of miraculous inventions and discoveries, with life easier than ever! In that case, you might find yourself daydreaming at a nearest expo or a gallery.

But that`s not a real time travel, is it?


     While daydreaming is not a real solution, there is one answer people use from the dawn of ages. Yes, time travel is possible, either to past, or to the future. But how???

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     One word: Migration. People migrated throughout the history. Big social groups moved from one place to another, starting with Indoeuropeans, Vikings, Kelts and going on to Jews, Kurds or Europeans in America. They all have one thing in common and that is their will to search for a better place to live. To give their offsprings a hope for a better future. And here we are again, at the word future.
     All these societies decided to migrate because they saw that future, the one they dreamt of for their families, is achievable somewhere else. Now. This notion trully is a true time travel.
     A vast majority of Earth inhabitants has a place they deem more visionary than their current home. And if you want, you can visit archeological cultures in Africa and see what people probably lived like tens of thousands of years ago. Or you can travel to one of those utopian projects currently on the run, if your vision of the future lies with death of money and a new system based on sharing.
     Once you decide to travel in time, you become a migrant. Of course just in case you`re not visiting only for a short holiday.

Being a migrant is nothing special

     We are all offsprings of time-travellers. Our ancestors were from 99.99% migrants at one point of the history or another. Travelling to USA to seek a better future, seeking refuge before the Great War, running away from hunger.
     The european immigrants are nothing special and new in this sense. Actually, the only difference between Europeans and immigrants is in the time of their arrival. Generally speaking, of course.
     Because a prevalent number of immigrants are coming to Europe to seek and find their dream of a better future. The dream that somewhere out there their vision is already a part of reality.
     And I can honestly say that european immigrants are not the first, nor the last group of people to set foot on european soil. The only thing that changed is our bubble of illusion that we, Europeans, are living on a separate plain, where no wars, no catastrophies and no wrong-doings take place.
     Ukraine is happening just at our borders. Scratch that. Ukraine is part of Europe, so it`s happening right here, right now. And not so long ago, Yugoslavia was torn apart in a mortal struggle that still persists.

The Conformity and peace are just a myth; Change is a carrier of life.


     It`s not just a change that symbolises life. It`s a constant change. Any biologist would confirm that.

Because without change, there will be no future. No vision ever happened without transition.


     The Europe has its opportunity now, in taking care of a new blood. For a new future, new vision. In this sense, immigrants are true time-travellers, since they bring an unforseen change along with them. The future is trully happening now. For better, or for worse.
About Sidney Aldaine

My name is Sidney Aldaine. And this is the start of my ultimate project, my Fantasma. My way of helping people to make them feel better. My way of contributing something of a value to the world we all live in. Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy my little corner of the web. Place, where I left a piece of my soul and dreams. A Fantastic place. I would love to call myself a blogger and a writer some day. And I`m not going to give up this dream, at least not until my Fantasma comes into reality.

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