Hand of Prophecy - an art work by T Newfields
Tim: Prophecy? Isn't that whole notion superstitious?
Satoru: (nonchalantly) Not really. Doesn't it all boil down to statistical probabilities? Some outcomes seem certain, while others are more open to chance.
Liao: We should also remember how black swans manifest. Given enough time, even small probabilities can seem almost certain.
Tim: (sighing) Perhaps the only certainty seems to be constant change and transience.
Melissa: (yawning, then drinking some wine) This discussion is too abstract. My attention is fading – of that I'm certain!