String theory posits spacetime that is infinitely continuous. Earlier at PF there was a discussion of lorentz invariance and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope showing that very high energy photons travel at c, which makes discrete theories of QG less favored and string theory more favored, as continuous spacetime is a natural home for exact lorentz invariance. Smolin and Kowalski offered accounts of how Verlinde's proposal can fit within LQG and BF theory respectively. I'm wondering what are the ramifications of Verlinde entropy on string theory -- 1- if spacetime itself has entropy of a specific quantity, does this imply discrete spacetime? if spacetime is continuous can an infinite amount of entropy be packaged in an arbitrarily small volume of space? 2- Verlinde's account of gravity as entropy as equation of state, v.s string theory account of gravity as mediated by closed string (spin-2) 3- Verlinde's derivation effect on higher dimensions, would it work in spaces above 3? Would higher spaces carry additional entropy and hence not give Newton's gravity? 4- Does Verlinde's account of gravity have any effect on supersymmetry? cosmological constant? 5- if Verlinde's account of gravity and entropy is valid, what would be the degrees of freedom that would account for it within string theory? Do string worldsheets carry the needed degrees of freedom to give entropy? 6- how does the idea that spacetime is emergent and carries degrees of freedom from which entropy counts as microstates merge with the idea of exact lorentz invariance at arbitrarily high energy gamma rays? 7- any other ramifications ?