Brief and simplified discernment to simplify the following presentation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL072lzDF18:
"Now" can be explained even without any transcendence experience or local "Now". However, with transcendence experience or non-local "Now", can better explain the nature of epistemology and ontology as well as nature of reality and truth.
There are many ways of explaining or illustrating "Now" experience and related phenomenology such as:
If the past, present, and future are not interconnected and interdependent, then there would no life and existence much less consciousness. And much less awareness. Another way of saying is neither life and existence. And therefore, consciousness and awareness to arise, past and future have to be intertwined and entangled even through not obvious in the macro and micro worlds (a recent exploration https://arxiv.org/pdf/2109.04151.pdf). However, would be more obvious in the quantum and beyond worlds. And past and future can be plans, events, and diverse memory or information in their proper topology, structure, function, and order.
The following illustration would make things easier to comprehend: people with illnesses such as Alzheimer, dementia, and other body-mind illnesses related to mind, would have problems with being conscious and aware since these individual could not remember past and future plans and events or information. And the less they remember (and the information also need to be in the proper topology, structure, function, and order), the less they would be conscious and aware. And the lesser and lesser, then they would be less conscious and potentially no longer aware. And if they cannot remember at all or very little or negligee, then they would be like zombies or be considered as insane, lost mind, or lost soul.
Another example that would be more obvious: there would be no AI if past and future information are not interdependent and interconnected since the past and future information are essential. Another way of saying is if there is no past information, there would be no AI. And if there is no future information (which can be goals and progresses defined and specified in algorithms), there would be no AI either.
Another even more simple illustration and obvious: even sequencer would not be possible without past and future information much less many other technologies such as computer.
However, would be mysteries to ancient mind, in particularly when many body-mind illnesses such as mental-spiritual. And as well as the technology were not known, developed, and practiced then. And as well as related knowledge, science, and experience. And which also indicated that philosophy can easily become ideal and belief (or counter to what philosophy should be. And in particularly about the natural world) since they were not re-examined based on new evidence and empirical data. Another way of saying is when pertaining to the natural world, philosophy is metaphysics or meta-science. And as well as broader and deeper conceptual and development levels. And which was why in the past, scientists were considered as nature philosopher. And all that were considered as great scientists or mind over the past many millenniums, not only were also considered as nature philosophers. Rather, more importantly, considered themselves as nature philosophers or practiced such ways of life.
From these, it should be obvious that if past, present, and future are not interdependent and interconnected, then there would be no being and becoming process or no evolution or no life and existence. Another way of saying is process of being and becoming indicated past, present, and future are interconnected and interdependent. A simpler way of saying is the experience of being conscious and aware indicated that past, present, and future are intertwined and entangled. And as such, time and information are irreducible. A better way of saying is space-time (and therefore, also implied dynamic freedom of form-formless such as dimension and geometry) and information are irreducible in an intertwined and entangled world.
However, meaningful transcendence experience would better and deeper explain phenomena just mentioned. And as well as nature of reality and truth such as life and existence or evolution beyond known physical world, many sentient composite body-mind system, subtle body-mind, spirit-soul, process of being and becoming of parts of sum of parts of the greater whole, holistic information or information of parts of sum of parts of wholeness, and among many others such as past, present, and future information are also embedded in the greater whole process of being and becoming. As a simple illustration, past, present, future information of the many sentient composite body-mind system do no arise nor create by the brain alone. Rather, from all senses or information arise from all elements or all parts of sum of parts of whole body-mind such as observable atoms, molecules, molecular cells, nerves, organs as well as non observable elements of subtle body-mind of the many sentient composite body-mind system through interaction with the local and non-local cosmos. A simple way of saying is "Fractal Dependent and Interdependent Arising". And if galactic evolution is included as part of the analysis, then this would be considered as fractal "Dependent and Interdependent Origination".
A simple way of saying is the greater whole is just greater manifestation of such fractal process and mechanism or sum of parts information. And with the greater whole, would also indicate or involve "Dependent and Interdependent Origination" process and mechanism (i.e. as mentioned in previous paragraph or example of fractal process and mechanism of fractal body-mind or many sentient composite body-mind system that give rise to consciousness. And awareness). And which also indicated that even individuals that cannot properly remember or not at all their own experience, the information is still embedded or processed and known by the greater whole.
And which many aspects of epistemology and ontology are now known phenomena. And are further being revealed through the scientific method and empirical data such as dynamic of wave functions, DNA, geometry, form-formless, and information topology, structure, function, process, mechanism, and order are metaphorically bi-directional or of infinite dimensions or potentialities of possibilities. And now, strengthen and complement (and vice versa) by better recorded and analyses or interpolated, extrapolated, and correlated through the scientific method and empirical data of the dynamic human experience such as individual and collective or shared extraordinary senses, OBE, and NDE experience.
And as well as reasons for individuals experiencing shared and collective past, present, and future life experience such as:
1.0 Past collective memory or information as incarnate and re-incarnate experience.
2.0 Experience such as shared and collective OBE (Out of Body Experience); NDE (Near Death Experience), and DE (Death Experience) as present.
3.0 And future information such as precognition as future.
Another way of saying is not only past, present, and future of oneself or a part are intertwined and entangled with itself. Rather also potentialities of possibilities of shared and collective past, present, and future of parts of sum of parts of the greater whole as a part of the greater whole or parts of sum of parts of the greater whole memory or information are intertwined and entangled.
And as such, as empirical data of the human experience millenniums over millenniums validated or revealed many mysteries of life and existence such as: evolution beyond the known physical world, many realms and worlds, the interdependent and interconnected of life and existence across realms and worlds, and among many others.
And at the deeper level, also empirical data for or indicating the following scientific-philosophical paraphrases (and among others):
"Dependent and Interdependent Origination", "Dependent and Interdependent Arising", "Parts of Sum of Parts of the Greater Whole", "Nothing Has Its Own inherent Intrinsic Independent Existence", and "The Whole is Far Greater Than Its Parts".
Epistemology of Life and Ontology of Existence Foundation and Institute