# Flashes/Theories

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## People are aware that they are experiencing their flashEdit

• Since the exact moment of the flash is well-known, some people provide information to their past-self.
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• Stan is sitting on the toilet. Barring some illness, that's an odd spot to be.
• Nicole is being drowned. It's possible that she was a willing participant (baptism, or surrendered due to guilt), or that it was inevitable.

## The flash is a glimpse of a parallel universe (multiverse?)Edit

• The events in the flash will occur exactly as seen, but in a different universe.
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• Olivia and Lloyd's flashes show that Olivia met Lloyd in college, and are now married and/or cohabitating
• The GBO did not occurr in that world.
• Most people appear not to recognize that they are experiencing their flash.
• It may be a coincidence that some appear to recognize their flash.

## The flash is a glimpse of a possible or probably futureEdit

• If events occurred as they "should," then the future that was witness will come to pass.
• Lloyd describes the flashes as a possible, not definite future.
• Lloyd only uses that description after finding out that his and Simon's flashes contradict, which we learn is only because Simon's flash wasn't authentic.

## As self-fulfilling as possible flashes Edit

• Flashes will always alter the future. One instance of blackout will give for all who experienced (subjects) it similar future with this mechanism:
• Originally, without flash subjects will have future lets call it $A_0$
• If they see their $A_0$ future, they will have $A_1$ future, so they should see it in the first place
• But then they will have $A_2$ future, but if they'll see it they'll have $A_3$ etc.
• When difference between $A_{n-1}$ and $A_n$ will fall below some sort of threshold $A_{n-1}$ will be what they will actually see.
• This is average variable for all subjects so somebody's future will be radically different from what they saw