Here’s an interesting thought experiment. Imagine the beginnings of planning in human evolution. When did the first people communicate to each other, undoubtedly through signs: “I’ll go this way, you go that way, and we’ll meet on that ridge as the sun goes down?”
Why does this matter? Because planning is the cornerstone of the human adaptive pattern. “We are a planning species,” as someone glibly put it recently.
More to the point, the primacy of planning is why humans are slaves of time, whereas ending time frees us to be human beings. So as the crisis of consciousness intensifies, we need to understand the place of planning, and what it means to end psychological time.
What is planning? It’s a much more complex question than it may