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Retrocausality is primarily a thought experiment in philosophy of science based on elements of physics, addressing whether the future can affect the present and whether the present can affect the past. Philosophical considerations of time travel often address the same issues as retrocausality, as do treatments of the subject in fiction, although the two terms are not universally synonymous.
A self-fulfilling prophecy is a prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to become true, by the very terms of the prophecy itself, due to positive feedback between belief and behavior.
However, we have years of history that predicts an end to mankind and some sort of wasteland aftermath that we as humans will need to struggle through.
Main question here is; is this by design or destiny?
Apologies if I veered from the intent.
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Gryphon66
Life is too unpredictable for any of us to assume that we can alter or control the direction of our collective destinies.
Our individual destinies we have some control over, but humanities? Societies collective destinies?
I don't think so.
I will caveat that I haven't given it much thought until this thread, so I could be way off base.
originally posted by: JinMI
a reply to: TerryMcGuire
Sure. As far as the driving force for the economical advantages of making entertainment.
However there is the macro aspect to look at. Do we view these things to be entertained, or perhaps some part wished it to be the future. Also, it could be argued that we are being swayed to believe that this is the only possible outcome. That is where retrocausality comes in. We've already reconciled the fact that that is the future so somewhere in our collective minds act in ways that bring that future to pass. Similar to the self fulfilling prophecy.
Was this turn to a popular vision of future dystopia just an accident due to profit making imagination or something more sinister. Could it be that this was the hidden power structure creating several generations of overly testosteroned rebels all preparing for the future in which only they would have power?