The Virtue of Punctuality
It’s about time.
We can predict the motion of the planets and the moon with astonishing accuracy. We can predict solar eclipses down to the second. And we can measure the speed of the rotation of the earth with so much accuracy, that we can measure the transfer of momentum between the atmosphere and the earth. The sun, the moon, and the earth are like clocks, and they are punctual.
We run our trains, our planes, our buses, and all of our networks on clocks. Everything in our lives runs by a clock. The internet and everything else runs off of a few…