We can't predict what is going to happen or how it will change the world. We can never know for certain what occurred in the past. If all we have is the present and we base that on our sense of reality, then we are giving rise to the illusion.
Every moment of time holds within it the entirety of the cosmos. We are everything and everything is us, before we were born, and even after we die.
I am the same atoms swirling in a galaxy light years away. I am your pain, your confusion, your love, your hate, and in that instant, I am contained within you.
What you touch and feel are as real as ideas, perhaps they aren't even as real. Ideas exist without the senses and yet you require your senses to come to terms with the world around you. And what if you couldn't see, hear, touch, feel, taste or smell? What would your reality be then? (yes, I am a proponent of epistemology and metaphysics while also being extremely interested in the M theory and it's underpinnings of spirituality and vedic philosophy).
We look at knowledge as something gathered from books and external resources.
What ever happened to the wisdom of "knowing" that there is no such thing as concrete knowledge.
What we have is phenomenology. What the majority says to be true becomes true. But is it ever really?
I never utter the words "I know" unless I'm saying "I know that I don't know."