On being ahead of time . . .
Entrepreneurs are often said to be “ahead of their time”, which is one of the daftest things one human being can say to another and here’s why: To be certain a body is truly ahead of its time at least three things must be proven. First, that the person exist in this reality? Sadly there’s no foolproof way of proving a body’s existence and I suspect there are too many layers of assumptions to dig through before concrete evidence may be reached. On top of that, self-certification would probably be unreliable. However, let’s not be downhearted; let’s assume the person does actually exist.
Second, we need to be sure of the exact time now? The exact time the person claims to be ahead of. Whilst difficult to pinpoint exactly even when allowing for bubbles, bends and lapses in the fabric of space and factoring in the fact that units of measurement of time are hypothetical, it’s not impossible given enough computer processing power and time.
And last, what future time exactly does the person claim to be in? There’s only one way to prove this and it requires the person stepping into an alternative reality which is the exact duplicate of this one except in that time he or she must definitely not be ahead of any particular time. However, once there, he or she must travel forward, absorbing every detail, right up to the time he or she is supposedly ahead of. Once there, the person must step across to our reality, to the exact time he or she originally left, and place a marker so when “normal” time reaches it everyone will know it was that particular time the person was ahead of.
Alternatively, the person can simply believe he or she is ahead of time generally, and it will be so.