I outline why I think convergence of empirical evidence and theoretical insights from particle physics, astrophysics, and cosmology point to a concrete and more fundamental paradigm for spacetime. Niayesh Afshordi, University of Waterloo, and Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics June 14, 2017 Cosmology and the Future of Spacetime conference Western University, London, Ontario, Canada Visit the Rotman website for more information on applications, events, project descriptions and openings. http://www.rotman.uwo.ca Follow The Rotman Institute on Twitter: https://twitter.com/rotmanphilo Like The Rotman Institute on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rotmanphilosophy Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/rotmanphilosophy

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