Even with such cursory reflection, time’s influence is painstakingly obvious. Apart from its power over life and death, it can be easily argued also have the power to enslave us. That is, we are now slaves of time, bound by the clock to make the most of every moment. We use pocket calendars, personal digital assistants, and cell phones to plan out our days to the minute. But in seeking maximum efficiency, have we really progressed? Does one have any more leisure time now than one did ten years ago? That is another question altogether.
It seems ironic that the most important questions we pose are also ones that cannot be answered with any certainty. Where do we come from? What does it mean to be human? Does God exist? Are we alone? The question of time is no exception. The answers to these questions may never be known, but for now,
just asking may be the best we can do.
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