From what I can gather, the laws of physics are time sysmmetrical- the exception being the second law of thermodynamics. So could it be that our whole experience of time is driven souly by increasing entropy? Assuming that we live in a deterministic universe(controversial I know) all past and future are determined- the difference is we can infer more information about the past than the future(other than that there is no qualitive difference). And so we have the illusion of choice about future events because they appear undecided. An explanation I heard, was that objectively analyzing frames in a sequence which depict a sequence changing in steps from a low entropy state to a high entropy state is harder to predict than vice versa. Hence we percieve the past as fixed and the future as undecided, simply because more information can be infered in the direction of events which lead to lower entropy The extprapolation of this is: Free will is an illusion Time is an illusion Expectations of the future are no different to memories of the past This isn't so much a specific question I'm asking- I'm just interested in anyone's thoughts on the nature of time and conscious experience.