- Does the past affect your future? In what ways? Is memory another way to say past? What else is contained in the direction of past? The direction of outside ourselves? The appearance of separateness? Our analogue perception. A two-pole nature to our three-pole time experience. It turns out that another way so say past is to say space. It is the realm of physical reality. Anything we think of as matter or events. Why is this the past? Because by the time we can detect it, it has already happened. It is only a reflection of something with which we cannot seem to catch up. Yes, that includes our physical bodies. This is a model of reality known as superdeterminism. Another way to say that might be to say fate. Choice which has not yet played itself out.