The Worldwide System
IN OUR HANDS
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The Millennium bugs cost at least a $trillion but
have only been fudged.
The nerds knew it was going to happen and know
it is going to happen
again unless a better system of expressing age,
date and time is found. Worldwide Time is that system and can be
incorporated into computers
as an option ready to be switched on as soon
as the politicians decide. Digital calendars, timetables and
diaries would be perpetual, and so save many trees, and decimal watches
or clocks would be cheaper to make.
They need to be replaced regularly
anyway and are now so inexpensive
that the cost of replacing them
would be tiny in relation to the savings.
Worldwide Space would be
more expensive to adopt but there would be many benefits from a global
system of currencies, weights and measures. The
enormous benefits for our
planet and our human race are incalculable.
The Metric System was conceived three centuries
ago and took a century
to be adopted by most of our world - except
for Britain and the USA. Britain has now adopted most of it but
the USA still has its own system.
In 1884 ACE, when our current time
zones were established by the International Meridian Conference
in Washington DC, it was agreed that both Space and Time should be
decimalised but, although most of us are now using
a decimal Space
System, the decimalisation of Time was forgotten or suppressed by
stick-in-the-muds who never accept change. The League of Nations
and The United Nations both tried, but failed,
to introduce a global calendar
and the International Standards Organisation failed to devise a year-day
number system that can be built into watches.
It would be best for
the entire Worldwide System to be adopted globally at
moment but there is no reason why parts of it could not be used by
individuals, organisations or states before then.