“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hyperobject Earth as Cthulhu

GPS imaging relies on satellites. I've just found out that the clocks in these satellites run slightly differently from the one in your iPhone—slightly faster. So they have to be calibrated. GPS brings to light a hyperobject, the surface of the massive Earth, which subjects objects to relativistic effects within its gravitational field. Hyperobject Earth is time-squished, as I had suggested recently.

Earth itself then is a non-Euclidean object, like the city of R'lyeh...

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