I have been involved in a scientific investigation of consciousness studies for many years, and actually acquired by Doctorate in the subject of Spiritual Metaphysics.
As idealists think the physical world is an ‘illusion’, then all the inherent human rights issues in the parameters of this experiment do not really exist, and the young man is never really in any danger.
Essentially recalling the past and speculating about the future requires the imaginative reconstruction of events that may or may not have happened in the past, and the construction of events which ‘might’ occur in the future – the scientific question about the latter, is the extent of the connection between ‘imagining’ the future and that ‘imagined’ future actually coming to pass.
‘Possibly the Western dichotomy between “material reality” and mental images is exaggerated or even false. Our nervous system has the power and resources to create