String cartography

How have maps been used "across the ages and cultures?" Featuring rare maps of everything from the opening of the American West to seed distribution, Maps: Finding our Place in the World wants to show us representations of home and away.

Scanning for articles this morning, the piece brought to mind Michio Kaku's comments at the ideaFestival. He pointed out that shortest distance between two points is not a straight line, or even the linear arc hugging the surface of our Sphere, but a Wormhole.

I get it now. Why should we envision all of space being in existence at once and not time?


Wikipedia: Cartography, Topology, Arrow of Time