What is always uncertain in the social imagination is the actual continuity of it, its longevity, its eternal state. Men seek to know it for they are uncertain that there is an eternal guarantee or maybe they just reject its elusive but obvious eternal guarantee; it just being a 'matter' of choice. Talking about matter, it is elusive especially when we come to understand it in terms of quantum mechanics as the accuracy of experimental measurement is limited.Why, because energy on very tiny brief scale sis popping in and out existence ~ W. Heisenberg.
In 1927, Werner Heisenberg showed that the laws of quantum mechanics unavoidably limit the accuracy of experimental measurements. This limitation has nothing to do with how well an experiment is designed, or how accurate are the instruments used; it reflects a fundamental aspect of reality itself. Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle stats that it is not possible to measure simultaneously both the momentum (mass x velocity) and the position of a particle with whatever accuracy we might wish.
There is always some error or uncertainty associated with any measurement of position, and also some uncertainty associate with any measurement of momentum. What Heisenberg discovered is that these two uncertainties are unavoidably linked together. The more accurately we try to measure the position of an electron, the more uncertain becomes our knowledge of its momentum and vice versa. When masses and dimensions have values above the atomic scale, the effects of the uncertainty principle are totally negligible. They become very significant, however, with masses and dimensions at the atomic scale. There is a limit to how close nature allows us to get! ~ M. Raspanti "The Virtual Universe..." 2000 - Chapter 9.
There is always some uncertainty associate with any measurement man can make, even man's computers. After all, there were programmed by him. But, even if they could make more accurate measurements, would we be able to understand it? That being said, can man truly understand the universe in this limited way... either limited by his own ability or limited by the truth of it proclaimed by a higher mind than his.
This is and will always be an aspect of man's mind... The social imagination is limited. I wrote about this in my doctoral dissertation on the subject of Imagination Ideal Society: Explored in the Social Imagination, through conversations on what can be an ideal society in the Occident mind. We are limited physically and in the social imagination which is embedded in a temporal corrupted 'fallen' world. I say this as the state of the universe is in a state of decay. How can we know what actually is in a pure state of being as it decays before us. We too observe this about ourselves and it is troubling. As social psychologist Alfred Schutz recognized, our troubling is steeped in the fundamental anxiety which is the fear of death.
How to deal with uncertainty in the Social Imagination. Is there way to overcome this world? Absolutely ~ Our Lord Jesus Christ. "Who is the one who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God" 1 John 5:5. He who is the Creator of Heaven and Earth and all things in it. "When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to
God. "Sovereign Lord," they said, "you made the heavens and the earth
and the sea, and everything in them" ~ Acts 4:24.