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Metric system and consistency

1 meter = 100 centimeter = 1000 millimeter

1 hour = 60 minutes = 3600 seconds

**skreeches to a halt

I understand that our notation and calculation of time is based on circles, balls and everything round, but it doesn't really add up to the build up of the metric system, you know, what nearly all of the world uses. Isn't there a way to measure and calculate time in a scale that fits more the rest of the system? Crazy (probably not suited for the lounge) question, but I like to chill and learn. :-)

8 months ago by Maternitus with 2 comments

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  • kxh (edited 8 months ago)
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    The French republic which created the metric system did make a decimal time system (also known as French revolutionary time). It didn't catch on.

    Edited: correction

  • Maternitus (edited 8 months ago)
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    After some Duckduckgoing I found this link interesting since it includes a lot information and history about the idea of making time metric.