Philosophy of Time Gets Down to Business


Here’s a sentence you might never have expected to read:

“Drawing on his research on presentism, he has suggested a variety of ways in which we might refine the product.”

Jonathan Tallant, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Nottingham, has been brought on as a consultant by Time.ly, a Canadian firm that is developing time machines “produces event planning and calendar software, which is installed in over 70,000 websites across the world, indexing 3,500,000 upcoming events.” One of the executives there saw a video of a talk Tallant gave, and got in touch with him for help “in looking at ideas for new ways to represent events in time.” More here.

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