TIME The Concept
Time is only a concept that we have created to reliably predict increments of the only three natural cycles that we can accurately observe: The day, the lunar month & the solar year. ‘Time’ didn’t exist as a commodity until we made machines (clocks) that could regularly mark a predicted integer number of machine-events for a day. Before then time was only referred to by morning, dusk, noon, day, month, season & year. The modern day clock is no longer mechanical, but atomic. All global time is referenced ultimately against atomic clock time. In the real world, we all get our time from a computer, television or a radio receiver. But these time sources get their time source from one of the many world time servers. World time servers get their time from a UTC Time Server, & all UTC time servers get their time from an atomic clock.
The second is the basic time parameter for domestic & commercial use. It is the same second all over the world. For example the 34th second is the 34th second anywhere in the world. Accessing the worlds’ second value to within one second of accuracy is usually difficult because of internet routing, networking & electronics latency & other cumulative factors. But for the commercial & domestic sectors, this is accurate enough. It is only where companies or governments require extreme, nanosecond accuracy, that International Atomic Time is referenced directly instead of UTC time. The two hundred or so atomic clocks now communicate with each other using satellite & GPS signals, to maintain stable time. Some people think of quartz for atomic time, but quartz hasn’t been used for several decades. Atomic clocks now use cesium for time calibration.
Time is only ever local to you & is an offset from UTC (Universal Time Code) time. But the basic building blocks of time follow a universal incrementation of time that is itself governed by natural cycles. Because natural cycle times change or vary, ‘natural’ time is difficult to manage, which is the reason we have leap years. Atomic time doesn’t vary, & is now the basis that under-pins our global time reference for domestic use: UTC. Although Erthbeet Time does not follow the standard week or year, it does follow the established time incrementation of the day.
The Erthbeet week consists of a quadranted 96-hour clock, of four 24-hour days. So, what time is it on Mars? What time is it in space? Using conventional time in either of these places, it depends on where you are on Earth. But not with Erthbeet Time. At any second in time, it is the same Erthbeet Time on Mars or the Moon, or even Venus. Is Erthbeet Time a star-date time? No. Actually, creating a Universal Universe time would be quite a feat, & one that Albert Einstein has told us would be impossible to do. Erthbeet time represents the latest development of the time concept. After a long history of time development, here is a brief history of Time:
While the creation of time was initially for convenience, its primary use is now commercially driven. While the concept of time remains the same, it’s practical use is remarkably different for the modern world. Time is a commodity. Time is money. Workers know when to arrive & when to leave work. People are paid for their time. Entertainers charge for their time. Everyone charges for their time. The modern capitalistic economy uses time accurately, and so time is now a precious commodity that is wielded by governments, corporations & business. There is an abundance of both scientific & general information available on the profound subject of chronology.
Web page technology has emerged that auto-populates local time on web pages & has certainly helped to alleviate time zone confusion to a small extent. However, this mechanism doesn’t address the far greater need for one global time zone that delivers a single unambiguous global time that can be used & handled in everyday life independently of a specific web-page context.
A Brief History of the Concept of Time
|????||Time was measured passively by observing shadows, sunrise location or star positions.|
|1300s||Time was measured actively by the manufacture of a machine with regular movements.|
|1800s||Clock-time is maintained to encompass local geographies & shires after commercial railways emerged|
|1847||Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) officially begins.|
|1879||Standard Time begins: Discreet regional time zones are proposed & begin.|
|1900s||Time zones come & go or are often changed either chronologically or geographically.|
|1955||The first atomic clock is developed|
|1960||The atomic based UTC specification is announced|
|1972||UTC is announced as the official time reference|
|2007||UTC is formalized as the world time standard (again)|
|2010||UTC finally becomes the official time reference, replacing GMT.|
|2013||Erthbeet Pty Ltd realize & develop a universal world time concept
|2014||Erthbeet Time day #1 or chronox begins January 30th 2014 UTC 00:00 in Beta testing.|
|2015||Erthbeet Universal World Time is officially launched as a Universal World Time proposal|
Erthbeet Time is linkable & is therefore portable from a hard web page context. Using Erthbeet Time eliminates the need to recognize or consider time zones. For example, someone can phone-message to international friends a Universal Time Link (UTL) for a sport event. Getting their local time for the event is now just a click for recipients, because Erthbeet Time Zone Intelligence (ETZI) calculates their UTC & DST offsets applicable for the UTL link & provides the end user with their local time instantly.
The concept of Erthbeet Time is tokenized time that will translate into the time zone it is in, by means of a Universal Time Link, which will return the token back to Erthbeet.com for decoding against the time zone of the recipient. The main problem with the system isn’t so much technical, as is gaining world confidence in the system, which will appear to either take time, or indeed may never happen.