Reviewing old posts

In about five days I am supposed to hand in a draft of an article about the future of extended reality. So I’ve been going back over my blog posts to gather material.

It’s really weird to do that en masse, going back month after month, reading whatever I had posted each day. It’s kind of like being in a time machine that is rushing rapidly backward.

There were particular thoughts I had in response to various world events which I would not have now. For example, my initial reaction to the pandemic was based on the same flawed information everyone else was getting.

In a way, it’s kind of like that hypothetical scenario where you have a chance to meet yourself at various times in your life. There’s actually a great Heinlein story about that, called By His Bootstraps, which I fondly remember reading as a teenager. I highly recommend it.

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