People say death is a black box, that you can know nothing about it, but is the following logical?
If you believe real time travel is possible maybe in the future and someone eventually may be able to travel back in time and meet your past self, that would mean the history of you would be preserved into the future. You don't know what exactly will be preserved, but at least some form of the abstract concept of history of you will be preserved into the future. Time is above the abstract concept of history? If time were abstract, if time were real; in either case, time would be above the abstract concept of history?
Do concepts by themselves exist somewhere out there in the world?
Yes, you might not have your self preserved into the future, but the abstract concept of the history of you will be preserved. You will have an abstract concept of you after you die.
This is assuming the abstract concept of your history belongs to you. I would think that it does. After all, it is your history.
If it's true, wouldn't that be knowing something about death? (a conditional statement whereby real time travel in going back in time is unrelated to death)
If it's not true that it belongs to you, then there would be an abstract concept of history of you after you die, but it wouldn't belong to you? Who would it belong to then? If it belonged to a non-sentient world, then that means the world is higher than you in some form of hierarchy, right? If it belonged to a higher being, then that's proof that a higher being exists, right?
If you believe that your abstract concept of history doesn't belong to you, and it belonged to something higher, that proves that you know there is something higher than you, regardless of it being sentient or non-sentient. Isn't that knowing something about death (that there is something higher than death in some kind of hierarchy), too so it's not a black box?
Yes, these are a bunch if conditional statements, but doesn't that prove that death is not a black box?
Edit: What I mean by "abstract" is that the concept of history of past civilizations, etc. aren't real anymore to us (although they were real), but do they exist (now) in some form "less than real" out there somewhere? How else would you be able to think about it? Does memory come from somewhere or is there something out in the world that can analyze the overall memory of a period? Something abstract out there that can be used for analytical purposes?
I know some mathematicians have considered conceptual numbers to be somewhere out there and truth to reside in Platonic heaven, but what about just the whole concept itself, both positive and negative aspects. Any philosophers believe that concepts reside somewhere if they are concrete?
I also believe it’s impossible to disappear completely forever unless one was to disappear from the timeline. This is why I believe space to be a higher dimension than time. Why is time considered the fourth dimension and not lower?