A Brief History of Timekeeping

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A Brief History of Timekeeping

To be human is to be aware of the passage of time; no concept lies closer to the core of our consciousness.

– Dan Falk –

A Brief History of Timekeeping

“For millennia, humans have sought to make sense of time, to visualize it, to ride its arrow, to hack it, to understand biological connection to it. ‘Time is the very foundation of conscious experience,’ writes Dan Falk in ‘In Search of Time: The History, Physics, and Philosophy of Time.’ And yet that awareness has a long history of friction — to mark and measure the passage of time has proven remarkably challenging. For instance, Falk traces the evolution of the calendar, our dominant system for collectively experiencing time.” { read more }

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A short passage on time-shifting, which “recognizes that every single moment has a particular rhythm to it, and that we have the capacity to expand or contract an individual moment as appropriate.” { more }

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