In my last post I argued that hyperobjects are nonlocal. Now I'm going to argue that they are temporally foreshortened, or to use a more vivid term, squishy.
Like an octupus. Einstein describes Gaussian spacetime as a set of “reference-mollusks” in his book Relativity. Non-Euclidean and squishy, spacetime exists on the inside of objects, not outside them as an empty container.
Black holes and planets and other extremely large objects do indeed squish spacetime. This can result in effects like gravitational lensing and the thousandfold reflection of stars around a black hole (for example).
In a more figurative sense, hyperobjects last so long that they are foreshortened in time, squished so that we can't see them as a flat, linear object. Seven percent of global warming effects will be around 100 000 years from now. It's almost impossible to imagine this.
H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu is a horrifying octopus-like (that is, molluskan) god sleeping at the heart of the universe in a non-Euclidean city called R'lyeh.
Humans have summoned Cthulhu-like hyperobjects into social, psychic and ecological space.