November 6th, 2009

Anhinga, snakebird


The strangest impression from my October trip to Moscow was mainstreaming of Pelevin. The ads for his new novel, "t", were on subway escalators, the book itself was featured prominently in airport book kiosks. Collapse )

Since I started to talk about "t", I want to write a bit about treatment of time in the "Quantum Gravity" book I mentioned in the previous post. The most interesting is his "Thermal time hypothesis", a conjecture that time is on its fundamental level induced by the thermodynamic considerations. Collapse )