There is a book by dan simmons dealing with that “the travel back home from a destination is always shorter than the original travel from your home to that destination”-thing. Gosh, I need to google the title up, it really blew me away … like most books of dan simmons.
and btw, do you have dejavu-es ?
Sometimes I really can see the future …
sometimes I sleep and dream about things (really from my own point of view), like I sit in a train and write some sms with my cellphone (I even dream about the things I type in), and the same things happens sometimes when I am bored and lost in my subcounsciusness (written right), for example when waiting for a city-train to come or similar.
These are mostly small clips of a situation (like 3-5 seconds) and some of them happen later, mostly weeks or months.
My explanation is that my brain is constantly evaluating my current situation in life and tries to pre-compute possibilities of my future, sometimes these situations happen and I have a dejavue, but but I guess most of these “fore-seeings” are wrong.
(I am sorry for my english btw, it really got alot worse in this one year being offline because I am not reading/writing english every day… hope you get what I mean).
and on another thing (had my first beer because the weekend started :
do you know about the gobal conciousness (mother gaia and everything) ? I cant give you a link, but some time ago I read something about a research by scientists about major breakthroughs in science.
They discovered that if a few isolated teams research a particular topic if often ends like this : team A has a breaktrough, solves the problem etc. and soon after that (sometimes its a matter of hours) the other teams B and C and so on have the same breaktrough without knowing about the success of team A.
So they concluded that there is some kind of global pool of wisdom where every information that a human being has is put in can be accessed by other human beings who focus on the same topic.
On the same issue, there are those stories of people (couples for example) that are very far away from each other and one has an accident or similar and suddenly the other one gets a “bad feeling” without knowing about the reason for that.
my idea about this is that our brainwaves are actually waves that are not trapped in our brain but send out and other people are able to subconsciousnessly recieve that information and pass that on, like some biological type of internet via wlan.