For the past week or so, the media has been awash with 2011 retrospectives and 2012 projections. Re the latter, these often are phrased as "Looking Ahead to 2012."
What's interesting to me is that we can't see the future nor the non-immediate past; we can only see N-O-W which, in truth, is the immediate past. By this I mean that it takes a few nanoseconds for our brains to interpret what our eyes view, so while our eyes may see now, our brains always are a step or two behind.
We live in the past. Not the far past, mind you, that's come and gone.
But this idea of seeing the future is pure balderdash. The future doesn't yet exist, so what exactly could we see of something that isn't there in the first place?