reforming the time systems?

In these times of constant reform, one might wonder we nobody seems to try to reform the time system that we have had for seemingly ever. And now I’m not talking about how the various units are divided up, but rather the fact that they are divided up at all – or at least that they are divided up in a very static and regular manner. Now I have thought of two different time systems that we could employ: the people-centered time system (PCTS)and the capitalism friendly time system (CFTS).

The people centered time system would give up the linear way of measuring time by a more variable way of calculating units. That means that one minute does not always have to be the same, independently of time of day and year. For example, we could decide that a minute during normal work days in rush hour traffic is very valuable – that is why it will be much shorter than a minute during a Sunday in the middle of summer holidays, when nobody really needs to measure time that accurately.
The capitalism friendly time system would be the opposite in many ways: it would not consider human needs or how they tend to spend their time. Instead it would have to start out of Marx’ theory of the falling tendency of profits, which means that there is a constant need for productivity increase per time unit. If one therefore made the time system follow an exponential curve at the same pace of the average productivity increase, then that would mean to start with, that the productivity increase would disappear. However, as the rules are the same for all businesses, the competition would now rather be to keep a productive level or increase slightly, if possible. At the same time, every business could easily keep track whether they lie below or above average. And also, numbers should generally be easier to manage if they stay about level over the years.

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