GB Shaw said in one of his great prefaces that genius people are distinguished by their vision, they see things we don’t see. Many artists are genius, and you may think of art, for example paintings, as a way for genius ppl to share with us their vision.
I heard today of such genius artist, called David Mcdermott. You just must hear the WNYC RadioLab program on him. He’s a successful painter, that succeeds in living in the past, in the sense that everything he uses is at least several decades old, & usually more than a century old! He’s doing it religiously, strongly believing that the past is better than the present.
Mcdermott says that drifting forward, & even worst swimming fast, is simply a death trap, that leads to death.
To visualize just 1 prediction of how the waterfall will look like, read the asshole unabomber manifesto.
Mcdermott claims that we have a choice, maybe even a duty, to move backwards & live in the past, any that we want.
Moreover he claims that there is no such thing as a point in time: every event is really eternal. Due to technology, it seems rather accurate. See virtual & recording technologies (e.g., Memex devices).
Basically, if we make space virtual, we can make time as well.
Listen to the WNYC RadioLab show “Beyond Time” on a bunch of ppl including Mcdermott that are creatively fighting time.