Future Revealed: FlashForward

by Marla Bollak on March 14, 2010

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Some people think that I use Tarot cards or intuition to predict their future. Not true. Actually, I don’t think that people really want to know the future – unless they like what they see. What they really want to know is that everything – and everyone – that they care about will be okay. At any rate, I don’t believe that the future is cast in stone. I do believe that there are influences at work and momentum in play that drive us towards a particular outcome; but I also believe that we have free will to make choices that affect the outcome. I use Tarot and my intuition to bring these unseen influences to your attention so that you can make better choices to create a better future.

How people might react to their foretold future, as well as the question of fate vs. free will,  is examined on  a T.V. show, called FlashForward. The improbable story goes like this: the whole world blacks out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds. I don’t even know why I even tuned into a show with such a ridiculous premise. Maybe it was because Joesph Fiennes was in it. Anyway, I was surprised  and intrigued by the questions it raises; because here’s the thing… While they’re unconscious, most people see 2 minutes and 17 seconds of their future. That’s where it gets interesting.

The voice over on a FlashForward second season promo:

When the blackout happened, and the entire world saw the future, we all wondered, “Would our visions come true?”

Some of us saw something beautiful. For others, our lives changed in unimaginable ways.

Now, can we use what we saw to change what we saw? Or do we surrender to fate?

FlashForward’s second season starts this week. I’ll be watching. I’m interested by the different ways in which the characters react to their respective visions – and those of their loved ones. To quote Mr Spock, “Fascinating.”

I’m also interested in what you think. Do you think the future is something that is ruled by fate and can really be predicted?

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