Venkatesh Rao frågar sig…
Are adjectives like deep and long merely about adding some poetry to a one-dimensional experience of time, or do they point to, and reify, meaningful aspects of the phenomenology of that experience?
…och kommer fram till att det kan vara värdefullt om man tolkar det som skärpedjup (“depth of field”). Det här var ett bra sätt att tänka på det som:
To peek ahead, think of the temporal depth of field as the distance between the slowest and fastest processes of change that you can attend to simultaneously.
If you could simultaneously attend to the flapping of a hummingbird’s wings and the drift of the tectonic plate under your feet (assuming there isn’t an earthquake going on right now), you’d have an extraordinarily high temporal depth of field.