We Do Have Memories of the Future; We Just Cannot Make Sense of Them.

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From time to time, in the scientific literature or in science popularization articles, appears the question: Why do we remember the past but we can’t remember the future? This question, of course, finds its legitimacy in the time symmetry of the equations of physics. However, it is not always answered clearly, and there are still debates about the best way to explain this paradox. In the present article, I analyze the remembering process in the perspective of the entropic arrow of time to grasp the possibility of memories of the future, and to understand what that would actually mean.