[LEAPSECS] What timekeeping system should the Terra Nova settlers use?

Michael Sokolov msokolov at ivan.Harhan.ORG
Sun Oct 2 15:10:29 EDT 2011

Daniel R. Tobias <dan at tobias.name> wrote:

> How would the people on this list who advocate for various treatments

> of future timekeeping in our own world deal with that situation? On

> the one hand, it's of great importance to the settlers' lives that

> they coordinate their time in some manner with the local solar time;

> [...]

> On the other hand, I expect they have a good deal of gadgetry and

> scientific instruments which probably have dependencies on

> frequencies and interval timing that are based firmly on the SI

> second. So how would you reconcile this if you were the leader of

> this colony?

Exactly the same as my proposal for today's world: maintain two
completely separate and independent kinds of time.


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