The hottest Time Substack posts right now

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Egg Report 569 implied HN points 10 Feb 24
  1. In the realm of computation, complex statements can be broken down into simple ones, reflecting a mono-causal, universalist view of reality.
  2. Projects like AI and VR are attempts to recreate intelligence and reality, each carrying metaphysical claims about the simplicity and illusory nature of complexity.
  3. Engaging with computers and writing code trains individuals to think in a certain way, guiding them towards a robotic mindset and reinforcing metaphysical assumptions.
Timeless & Timely 275 implied HN points 19 Jan 24
  1. Time is perceived as a great healer, but it is our actions that truly heal us.
  2. The traditional work schedule is changing, with concepts like the four-day workweek gaining traction.
  3. Productivity is not necessarily tied to synchronous communication like meetings; asynchronous work is becoming more common.
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Poczwardowski Notes 78 implied HN points 24 Jan 24
  1. In 1899, the SS Warrimoo crossed the equator and the international date line at midnight, leading to unique consequences for the ship.
  2. The story of the SS Warrimoo in 1899 is hard to verify due to technology limitations and lack of evidence, unlike the USS Topeka in 1999, which had precise measurement and documentation.
  3. These stories of ships straddling different dates and time zones remind us that concepts like date, time zones, and the international date line are human-made and help us cooperate effectively in our shared world.
JoeBlogs 3380 implied HN points 03 Mar 23
  1. The post discusses the unique aspect of baseball being a sport without a clock or time.
  2. A reader questions the essence of baseball as a sport existing outside of time.
  3. The post also mentions a comment from a reader referring to the notion that baseball is timeless.
The Good Life 314 implied HN points 30 Oct 23
  1. Consider balancing short-term and long-term perspectives in life decisions.
  2. Reflect on how you would spend your time if you had limited time left versus if you had a long life ahead, and incorporate elements of both into your planning.
  3. Strive to find a middle ground between living for the moment and preparing for the future to lead a fulfilling life.
Daily Philosophy 39 implied HN points 12 Jan 24
  1. The short story delves into the meaning and significance we attribute to names, exploring how different interpretations can impact our experiences.
  2. The narrative showcases a town where buildings have names instead of numbers, reflecting unique beliefs and values of their owners.
  3. The story blends philosophical musings about time and creativity, highlighting how diverse perspectives shape the creation and perception of timepieces.
Justin E. H. Smith's Hinternet 708 implied HN points 06 Jun 23
  1. Timekeeping has deep cultural roots and was originally intertwined with religious and social practices.
  2. Modernity saw a shift in the importance of timekeeping from a human endeavor to a machine-driven process.
  3. The modern expectation of universal and standardized participation in societal issues contrasts with the historical concept of individualized duties and roles.
Wild Information 117 implied HN points 12 Nov 23
  1. Some people have a fear of trees, which can be related to plant intelligence and time perception.
  2. Trees hold ancient time, and exploring forests can evoke eerie and beautiful feelings.
  3. Plants are believed to have intelligence, and this idea has been explored in horror, folklore, and science fiction.
The Egg And The Rock 963 implied HN points 21 Feb 23
  1. A river is more than just a static object, it is a dynamic process that is constantly changing and flowing.
  2. Our language often limits our understanding of the world by categorizing things as objects rather than actions.
  3. The river is part of a larger cycle, influenced by natural forces like gravity and the sun, showing the interconnectedness of all elements in nature.
Earthly Fortunes 157 implied HN points 18 Feb 23
  1. The concept of 'growing up' and 'aging' creates a false boundary in society.
  2. Beauty and goodness come from experiences and memories, not just appearance.
  3. Getting older is like planting a 'seed of time' to grow into a tree of life and memories.
To Asra 78 implied HN points 03 Jun 23
  1. In the novel 'Station Eleven', time is portrayed as fluid and non-linear
  2. Characters in the novel find beauty in the post-apocalyptic sublime, where linear time is distorted
  3. The play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' in the novel represents the incomprehensible vastness and beauty of time
lifeboat 19 implied HN points 03 May 23
  1. Time is weirder than we think, with deep connections to the past and future.
  2. Different cultures have different ways of understanding time, like the concepts of Chronos and Kairos.
  3. Changing how we perceive time can shift our sense of agency and possibility, moving us from despair to action.
Aliveness Studies 3 implied HN points 26 Mar 23
  1. Desire and longing can be cherished as sensations in themselves, independent of the object being desired.
  2. Don't wait for permission to pursue your goals and dreams; time is finite and waiting only delays progress.
  3. Life is short and unpredictable, so value and make time for the important people in your life.
lifeboat 0 implied HN points 26 Apr 23
  1. Archaeology can be a creative and imaginative practice that involves physical and practical work.
  2. Objects like handaxes hold secrets of their making, usage, and the passage of time, providing a meditation on time.
  3. Engravings of artifacts can capture the intelligence of the hand and communicate the process and skill involved in crafting the objects.