"The future ain't what it used to be."

The Intricacies of Déjà Vu and Time: A Theory


Imagine standing in a new place you've never been before, yet you feel like you have been there — is it déjà vu? How does one understand this sensation? I have a theory:
  1. The Moment You Step In: You enter a place you've never been before.
  2. Time Factor: In that instant, you feel you've been there, but just a bit farther in time.
  3. Realization: At this point, you understand you've already been there.
  4. Contact with Future Self: This is when you come into contact with your future self.
In essence, while you read this, another version of you exists in the future and yet another in the past thinking about the future you. It's a bit complex, but essentially, we live in both the future and the past. We can 'see' the future because someone in the past is thinking of us in their future.
I've had my fair share of déjà vus in the past, but I've never been to a place I felt I knew from a dream or a déjà vu. That must be pretty wild.

It would certainly have me wonder how it can possibly happen. Where does the information come from? Future me? Or an alternate, parallel me, who went there already?

Has anyone else experienced this?