When we read about topics that concern the history of mankind, the representational content that is created on that occasion happens in the future of those events. Thus, whenever we come in contact with anything whose origins are in the past, such as novels that were written in the 19th century, music that was composed in the 17th century, philosophy that was written 335 BCE, read of wars that existed there, visit the Colosseum or continue a religious tradition, we become able to observe how different periods of time in our history are a part of our future.
In personal level we may observe how all of our actions we are able to observe in our memories are a part of the landscapes of our own life. In a more neurologically definitive sense, the post-innate neurophysiology of an individual is remarkably different in the end of his life as it was in beginning of his life when the innate neurophysiology became exposed to the environment. In terms of the causal continuum of individual’s life, all that becomes the present of his existence comes into existence as a consequence. Why? Because nothing can appear from nothingness nor disappear to nothingness, but rather exists in consequence of sequence of events, just as the cause for the existence of a cloud is the result of water transforming into a form of gas and the reasons why it moves in the sky are defined by the complex atmospheric conditions such as low and high pressure points and so forth.
The future and the past are both non-existent states of the cosmos. The only difference between their existence are that the consequences of the past are existent in the present, and the existent consequences of the present are what form the future. Thus whatever happens in the past is consequentially existent in the present, although the original causes are in the form of their present effects. Needless to say, that what kind of actions we choose to do in the threshold of the emerging future largely defines the form of the future, and when our actions and inactions are counted in terms of the butterfly effect, the consequences of our actions amplify the further in the future we go. By taking note on that our actions form in effect the future, we could hope that one day we will become able to overcome the existence of war, and focus more on the history we create.