That is a hope of many. The Original Post opened a discussion on a simpler question, lookback time. time period. Can we assume from that, , that to have a universe appear from nothing, there had at least to have been time, and if time was before the beginning, than that still has to exist today? and if so, it must lie in the direction of the future, which we still move into. The devil is of course in the details, or his adversary ( a story that has captivated, held captive billions), but it is gratifying to think to live in a workshop with a great future, infinite even. and a great past ditto. Energy enough to form the universe, keep it going, even accelerating (pedal to the metal). I am just happy to see myself in an expanding universe slim too, membrane -like made up of material that moved the distance since the (big) beginning. Welcoming every inference we can make from our experience to the condition before it began. Leaving to each's imagination how to fill that void. sanely.