Do you always feel like your running late, out of time, or in a crunch?

Well, you aren’t alone.

In fact, I would say there are many people who feel this way.

Then one day I was talking to my friend that if everyone around you acts crazy, then it is you, not them, who is in fact crazy.

Then it suddenly appeared like a vision in my brain.

That our system of telling time is to blame for everybody always not having enough time.

This could very well be the case, and would explain why the feeling of being rushed wouldn’t be so widespread.

So, After doing a few quick calculations, I determined that our system of time is the problem!

You see, its hard for people to visualize numbers like 12, 48, 56, 32 etc because they’re large numbers — larger than we normally count up to ona regular basis. Especially numbers like 40,50 and 60, which most people don’t even have 60 of anything.

To prove my point: here is the word “amazing” written 60 times!!

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Additionally, our time is weird because it resets in the middle of day and starts back at 1:00, so the time between 11:00 and 1:00 is only 2 hours, but it seems like a lot more.than the time between 7:00 and 9:00.

So, I figured out that we don’t have to use this broken version of time, here’s why: Every 60 seconds is 1 minute. 300 seconds is 5 minutes. 300 is exactly 20 times larger than 60 meaning theres a multiple of 10 factor between them This means that we could count by 10s and end up with a multiple of 10 if we counted upwards by 5^2.

Confused? Here’s a break down:1 minute = 60 seconds5 minutes = 300 seconds (60 x 5 = 300)5 hours = 18,000 seconds (5 x 60 x 60 = 18,000)24 hours = 86,400 seconds (24 x 60 x 60 = 86,400)So, we can easily infer that 24 hours is equivalent to 1,440 minutesbut wait.. I’m noticing that there seems to be a single commonality between all of the numbers.. they all end in a 0 at the end!

What’s that mean? Well. all of the units of time end in a zero, then that means they are all factors of a very specific number: 10

So, now we have to figure out if any numbers will end up at the same point as a number with 10 as its base. Well, the first thing I can imagine would be the number 25.

25 + 25 + 25 + 25 equals 100

and 100 has a base of 10

So lets give this a try —

How many times would I have to count to 60 (60 seconds) before I reach the number 86,400 (24 hours in seconds)?

The answer is 1,440 times (one for each minute)

What if I made the day only have 10 hours, and you counted by 25s instead of 60s

Then 25 seconds would be a minute, and 625 seconds in one hour. and 6250 seconds in one day.

This seems much easier to follow — in fact , if you told me I have exactly 6,250 seconds to figure it out, it almost feels like the right number to represent how long a day is — becuase its in the thousands — that means its bigger than just hundreds of seconds which would be hours, and definitely bigger than 10s of seconds which would fall in the minutes category

So, now we have a baseline that makes sense……

1 hour = 25 minutes

2 hours = 50 minutes

10 hours = 250 minutes

7 hours = 175 minutes … (try figuring out how many minutes are in 7 hours using the old system)

13 hours = 325 minutes

47 hours = ? minutes

Solution:

1 hour = 25 minutes, so 10 hours = 250 minutes (25 x 10)

therefore 40 hours (10h x 4h) is 1000 minutes (250m x 4)

and 50 hours (40h + 10h) is 1250 minutes (1000m + 250m)

Take away 3 hours (75 minutes) from 1250 minutes (50 hours) and you get

1175 minutes in 47 hours (50h – 3h)

… easily done in my head or with a small piece of scratch paper…

as opposed to the nonsensical

1 hour = 60 minutes

2 hours = 120 minutes

5 hours = 300 minutes

7 hours = umm.. 520 minutes

13 hours = 10,340 minutes — I think? (at this point I need a calculator)47 hours = ? minutes

Solution:

well, 1 hour is 60 minutes

60

x 5

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300

So, 300 minutes in 5 hours.

The number of times 5 goes into 47 would be 9 times, plus a remainder of 2 (or 120 minutes)

So, we can say 300 x 9 = the number of minutes in 45 hours

300

x 9

_______

2700

then 2700 + 120 = 2820 minutes in 47 hours

If we take our two answers (2820 and 1175) and do this:

2820 / 1175 the result is 2.4

The same result that we get from (24 / 10)

So the system works!

Ah ha! now it makes perfect sense!!

The reason our time system is all messed up is because it was designed for use with:

ROMAN NUMERALS !!!

No wonder… Just look at this clock which shows you the current time

in roman numerals:

See how it makes sense to have a 60 minute hour with roman numerals?

In that format it appears as if the time is moving forward —

however, roman numerals have not been used for quite some time —

therefore —

we might want to update from using their system of time.

In fact, we should set the time based on the position of the earth around the sun in relation to the center of the galaxy.

Then we could do away with time zones and daylight savings time.

In conclusion,

Under my system of time, 12:00 PM (noon) will be 05:00:00 and 12:00 AM (midnight) will be 10:00:00, each hour is 25 minutes long, each minute 25 seconds. I have made a convenient Android application that you can run from your phone/tablet which will tell you the current time in Base Time —

give it a try for a day — it is actually a lot easier to manage your time with.

(I would try it on a non-work day unless you figure out what time your supposed to be there in base time in advance)

I call this new time “base time” because its time using base 10

- Mike Nickaloff Friday 2/13/2015