Indeed. But some random thoughts.
Unfortunately time is pretty much a human arbitrary creation that isn't even the same across different cultures. Our local time is not only meaningless, but also certainly an invalid way or insufficient way to measure the passing of time. As our descendants in millions of years to come will certainly agree.
Somewhere, something happened to someone that will make them believe it's true that dates with funny numbers are omens.
nice timing, was the 20:10 a typo or were you telling us about the upcoming event (in military time)?Quote:
Today, 02:10 PM
A Michigan couple shouldn't have too hard a time remembering their children's birthdays.
After all, it's as easy as eight, nine, 10.
Or more specifically, 8/8/8, 9/9/9 and 10/10/10.
> As our descendants in millions of years to come will certainly agree.
We already use multiple frames of reference depending on the scale of time being discussed.
65M years ago, when the dinosaurs bit the dust, no one discusses whether it happened to be Tuesday or Wednesday.
Similarly at the other end of the spectrum, when you're debugging code and worring about relative timings measured in microseconds, the calendar day is similarly irrelevant to the problem.
I'm thinking more in terms of a human population widespread across one or several solar systems. It would become unwieldy to measure time in local time. Nobody else would know what we are talking about and large the number of conversions would boggle anyone's mind. I think eventually we will want to shift to a universal time to keep a common calendar based on a unit that wasn't defined by a single planet solar cycle.
But yes, for other applications, a calendar has no use.
Well I tend to work on "internet" time quite a lot ;)
For example, I say "good morning" to people the first time I see them during the "day", regardless of what the actual "time" is.