Is time an illusion? (Deathloop)

Physics says no, time is real. But that doesn’t mean strange things can’t happen to the human brain when it tries to understand the passage of time. We speak to philosopher of time Professor Craig Callender about the nature of the universe’s big ticking clock, why physicists disagree about it, and how you can categorise time travel stories as “consistent” or “inconsistent”. Deathloop is… well, it’s surprisingly simple next to Einstein’s theories. We’ve got games journalist Nic Reuben to talk about the game and what makes its Groundhog Day styled time loop (not to mention its shooting) so compelling.

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Craig Callender’s book What Makes Time Special

Case study of retired pilot with “out of sync” sight and sound

Nic’s article on playing Deathloop as the pettiest man in existence

Music and SFX:

Interview music: Limit 70 by Kevin MacLeod

Intro: Blackreef, from Deathloop soundtrack

Outro: Deja Vu by Sencit Feat FJØRA, from Deathloop trailer

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