There is no single time. Einstein, who formulated the laws of relativity, revealed time as innumerable. There is no uniform duration.
ON a day called ‘January 1’, the world unites in an illusion. There is a ‘new year’. It is as though the year—considered to represent time and given numbers, 2022 for instance—is a stage defined by poles and a curtain. The stage changes periodically, and on it our lives are performed.
Whenever the curtain is reopened every 12 months, the adjective ‘new’ is shouted with glee. And as though in consen...
Subscribe to read this entire article.
Unlimited access on Tempo website and mobile
Tempo Media App on Android and iPhone
Podcasts, video documentaries and newsletters
Archives of all news from Tempo Magazine since 1971 and Koran Tempo since the first edition in 2001
Isaac Newton Nietzsche New Year January Einstein