The Controller

“Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in the past.”
– T.S. Eliot

Here we go again! Is the future already laid? Or, is it the case that, just as the past is reflected in the present, the present will be reflected in the future? The latter perspective seems acceptably logical.

Yet, there is evidence that the future can be read. How could the future be recorded? As well, for this to be true, all contributors to the future would only be playing roles they cannot avoid.

That would suggest a controller beyond all. Free will would then be a myth for much of the play, would it not?
Thus, all the rapacious politicians and businessmen damaging our environment would only be doing what they have to do. And our global destruction is thereby ordained.

So, who is the controller who lays down the future before it occurs?