I want another Time System in my life !!



Did you ever had the feeling that you had not enough time? I really want another time system actually,… let’s think about an alternative for the actual time system..introducing the “Energy IS Time” system.

Who the f*ck invented Time?

Ok, here is what I learned from Yahoo Answers. The origins of our current measurement system go back to the Sumerian civilization of approximately 2000 BCE. This is known as the Sumerian Sexagesimal System based on the number 60.

  • 60 seconds in a minute,
  • 60 minutes in an hour –
  • and possibly a calendar with 360 (60×6) days in a year
  • Twelve also features prominently, with roughly 12 hours of day and 12 of night, and roughly 12 months in a year (especially in a 360 day year).

Time is actually an illusion caused by the passing of history.

Time was not “invented” as it does not really exist. It is a purely human mechanism for managing our lives.Outside the human framework all other organisms live “now” there is no yesterday or tomorrow in their consciousness. Of course they learn things and use that knowledge at a later date.

“Energy IS Time” concept

I want to introduce you all folks to a totally new concept of Time called “Energy IS Time“. This concept is based on how much energy you have at a given moment and depending on the energy you have, you will have more time available. Did you not had the moment that you said “Fuck… time flies”, that actually means that you had a lot of energy in that specific time frame. So it would be much more enjoyable that the time available automatically adjusts to the energy you have. Energy IS the unit to measure time !

Imagine you have a lot of energy, I then think you need more time then the current time system allows you. The current system says that you only have 60 seconds in a minute….independently of the energy you still have. But the current seconds value must be a variable depending on the energy you have. So actually in current time system your clock is going to turn around slower to represent more time, because you have more energy.

Make the concept online interactive

Of course if we want to introduce this concept to the big mass of people, we need some way to make to clear to each other how much energy you have so people know if you are for example able to talk to them or maybe you simply have no time (= no energy).

Because we are living not in the Sumerian time anymore, we can implement easily a world wide human portal site where people can look up the time system their friend has. Imagine a website where people are represented by their energy value. People with more energy are represented as more reddish dots and people with no or less energy are represented as dots with less or no red color.

It would be awesome to see a report on what country has the most energy, isn’t it?

Actually because energy is something scientifically measurable  we can automatically track the energy level of a person. Simply built in a energy sensor inside a newly born human being and send the energy level automatically to the portal site. This would be the ideal solution for making arrangements with people because you can also see on the portal at what moment the specified person has the most energy.

Offline energy communication

What would it be if you need to check the energy level of a person outside of the internet ‘energy portal’ site. We need a way to represent the energy level of  a person in a offline way. This can be easily done by intelligent clothing. Imagine that your T-Shirt color automatically synchronize with your energy level. In that way for example the color of your T-Shirt will be more saturated when you have more energy and less saturated when you have less energy. This is only one way to show your energy level in offline communication, I am sure there are a lot more ways to express your energy value.

These are just my thoughts about an alternative time system, feel free to give ideas how we can extend the “Energy IS Time” system or the implementation or make the system better …do not hesitate to comment and let me know your thoughts…!


14 responses to “I want another Time System in my life !!

  1. Peter 9 July , 2008 at 2:57 pm

    cool idea Koen, have you seen Colin Moock’s contact page?


    The background colour changes based on how busy he is, could use a similar concept for your idea. Actually pretty easy to write an AIR application that keeps count of user idle time to determine how busy he is — then have an API to post that information to and you could have an ‘energy badge’ on your blog 😉

  2. Koen 9 July , 2008 at 3:18 pm

    @Peter woow didn’t know about Colin’s contact page… very cool to know 🙂 I was also thinking about making a little AIR application for the energy time a person has combined with a portal site… maybe we can set up something together ?

  3. Peter 9 July , 2008 at 5:21 pm

    nice one, maybe thats a good idea for a certain chapter of a certain book we’re supposed to be writing together 😉 see you next week!

  4. Koen 9 July , 2008 at 5:29 pm

    yeah that’s it Peter!.. btw we need to get up to speed on that specific chapter of that certain book 🙂

  5. Og2t 9 July , 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Hi Koen! I like the concept of time being an illusion. I’ve spent too much of my personal time (thus energy) by thinking too much of my past and (always uncertain) future. But as soon as I realized there’s no past or future (oh, they are but they don’t really matter as we can’t access them directly) I became free man and started to enjoy everything that happens at the moment. I’d recommend this book if you are interested more deeply. All the best.


  6. Koen 9 July , 2008 at 7:00 pm

    @Oq2t thanks man for the tip, I will definitely have a look at the book you mentioned !

  7. Thomas Hofkens 10 July , 2008 at 8:40 pm

    You can try this one out: http://xkcd.com/320/

  8. SteevB 3 September , 2008 at 4:58 pm

    Hi there.
    I love to read and think about such questions… but I never have that much TIME to read them all (heh heh). Good food for thought. I come from the Scholastic tradition of thought which makes the distinction between real being and logical being. Time is just a measure of change… looking at motion, there is the velocity of the thing (real distinction) and there is the measure of it (logical distinction) as ft per sec, mm per sec, meters per sec, etc.

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  10. Anna 28 September , 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Check this out! It’s the website of the university that geves us an opportunity to become an owner of a minute!!! htte://www.worldtimeinstitute.com

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