We are time travelers. Moving through the universe forced to experience it through the lenses of history. Not simply limited to our memories; our very senses can experience only what has already happen, not what is currently happening. The clock for the whole of the universe it is measured by the speed of light (299,792,458 m/s) and while trivial, on our microscopical level, it is yet undeniable. The sun we look at is 8 minutes old, the stars hundreds (or millions) of years old.
The implication of this is nothing short of awe-inspiring. If we could instantly travel 2000 light years away from our planet (and had a telescope large enough pointed back at our planet) we could see Jesus walking the earth. In this way the universe has a memory more thorough and more complete than any computer or human has ever had. Nothing is forgotten, nothing is lost, nothing is missing… it is just getting harder and harder to put the picture back together in a way we would recognize it.