Interesting discussion of different cultures views on time.
Sounds like a great plan, but of course we won’t do it, our nation has lost the ability to change and innovate.
My big take away from the article is that our nation’s rhythms are determined by the TV schedule, not by the sun.
Filed under fascinating.
It also goes some way towards explaining why time goes slowly when we are children. Put simply, time perception is linked to metabolism.
The original study is here (pdf).
The rate of ticking of this timepiece — known informally (and awkwardly) as the ytterbium optical lattice clock — does not change by more than one part in 10^18, Ludlow said. In other words, if there is any variation in how a second is measured, it would be in about the 18th decimal place.
That is an error rate of less than a second every five hundred million years.