The past and future of keeping time

David Rooney.

David Rooney. Original image via the author, photo illustration by Mark Riechers/Midjourney (TTBOOK).

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Clocks control us – but who controls clocks?  For thousands of years, time-keeping systems have served political and economic agendas. David Rooney gives us a brief political history of clocks and a glimpse of their future. As we move away from time based on the movement of the planet, he ponders the cost of turning our backs on the way we've marked time since it all began.