a friday question

Jasper jaspermccrea at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 16:50:04 BST 2009

2009/4/3 Paul Orrock <paulo at digitalcraftsmen.net>:
> A silly friday question to settle a discussion
> If you have an event that will happen at a future point in time, say 4 am
> and you move it to run at 2am that same day, have you moved the event
> forwards or backwards ?

Moving forwards in time and backwards in time have the same meaning,
but refer to either side of the present. So to move something
forwards, it needs to have not happened, and it will move closer to
the present. Moving something backwards (which is impossible, of
course) means it has happened, and you are moving it further away from
the present, but still moving it in the same direction as shifting the
other event forwards.

I know this is correct because I have watched several films.


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