Is It Time to Globalize Time?
The idea of time roughly based on where and when the sun is shining in a specific location was developed only because global communication was impossible. In fact, the sun was the clock, so it had to be based on the sun. Local time is quaint, but problematic. Right now, it’s, well, right now – everywhere. Yet we pretend it’s “right now” wherever we are, and earlier or later elsewhere.