Xia Jia on time

Posted on Thu 28 February 2019 in Dispatches • 1 min read

I gave a lecture on time travel where, using the “butterfly effect,” I explained that we cannot predict the weather or one’s trajectory in life accurately. Every second in our past matters equally.

It has taken all the moments of my life for me to become who I am today. Life is such a beautiful gift that no matter how carefully you measure it out it will seem like a waste. So don’t panic, and there’s time enough for love.

— Xia Jia, Exploring the Frontier: A Conversation with Xia Jia (Clarkesworld, January 2015)

I love this.