Unpredicting the Future

If this is the case for the past, then what about the future? Can we also say that futurity is virtual? Remarkably, Alfred North Whitehead, in 1929, uses the same phrase to describe the future that Deleuze uses in 1968 to describe the past: “the future is merely real, without being actual.” Futurity is real, because the present moment is not entirely self-contained; it is always in motion, and it points beyond itself. If we say that the past subsists beneath the present, then we may also say that the future insists within the present. Futurity haunts the present, pointing beyond it. In other words, futurity is potentiality: something that is not actual, because it hasn’t happened yet — but that may be actualized (be made actual) at some point — though it does not have to be.


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