Archive for March 8th, 2008

Diary of a Layman #9 (Winter 2008): Past, Present, and Future Selves (2008-3-8)

past-present-futureOne of the recurring themes of Lost, involves a character named Desmond who is able to jump his consciousness around to the past and future of his life. Last season, Desmond’s mind traveled back in time with his memories in tact. This enabled him to predict everything that would happen as he remembered it. Last week, the consciousness from Desmond’s past jumped into his present, and had no idea what was going on. If you think this is confusing, I’m only scratching the surface of this episode.

Like the writers of Lost, I’ve always been fascinated with the idea of being able to communicate with the past and future versions of ourselves.