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We talked about four movies in my previous post. And now you might be wondering where the fifth one is.

The fifth one is ARRIVAL which came on the screens in 2016.

It shook my perception of the world as well and probably will leave a long lasting mark for quite a while. Since 2016, I actually saw it 10 times. Now you might be wondering why it is related to economics.

Well, I don’t want to spoil it for you, but the central theme of the movie is about time. Especially linear time. I myself come from a financial background professionally, and finance is all about time. But I won’t too much here beyond what I really need to say to make my point. What this movie helped me realize is how our whole society, its monetary systems and its institutional paradigm are all organized around a linear perception of time. Even more, it’s not just linear, it’s exponential…Exponentially linear.

There will come a point in the future when we will look back at this movie and realize how this single movie helped us realize how humanity’s commitment to a linear progression was a mistake.

That’s all I need to say for the time being, because you need to watch that movie first before we can talk further.

That’s what I wanted to share with you.

Let me know if you have questions and I look forward to hearing your thoughts. Feel free to comment.


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