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What calendar would future Earth-free humans use? [duplicate]

All the (human, duh) calendars I'm aware of, are based on Earth's rotation around itself and the sun and/or the moon's around us. For the Gregorian calendar, for example, the day is heavily inspired ...
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How to measure time outside of Earth? [duplicate]

In pop culture, whenever an alien species or someone outside of Earth talks about time, they always refer to time using the words "year(s)", "month(s)", "hour(s)", and "minute(s)" etc which are ...
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On a tidally locked planet, would time be quantized? [closed]

Assume a planet that always presents one side to the sun. No moons. The orbit of the planet around the star is essentially spherical, very minor and undetectable aberrations. The orbital period of the ...
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What Time is it IN SPACE?

So, let's assume you've cobbled together an interplanetary empire without using transportation methods that violate causality or have the power to blow up stars. You may feel pretty proud of yourself, ...
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How would rogue planet civilization track the passage of time?

If a species were to evolve on a rogue planet, how would they track the passage of time? Without day/night cycles or revolutions around a star, they couldn't use the typical methods that civilizations ...
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Acceptable time count

Supposedly we human are able to terraformed Mars decades from now, then in few hundred years able to enhance our genes to be more adaptable to live on harsh conditions, creating space colonies and ...
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What are some likely ways a type-I civilization would keep track of time; and, from what point of beginning?

For an intelligent species of life to attain so advanced a level of technological development and operation as to be considered a type-I civilization, in a number of evolutionary scenarios they'd ...
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Calendar dates on different planets

I have about five main planets in my fictional universe and like any planet, their days, months, and years are all different. Are there any problems that could mess the narrative up, since my ...
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Accuracy of timekeeping based on the age of Earth

In many countries, we number the years based off of proximity to an event in the Christian religion - we are over 2016 years past that date. However, in this scenario, religion has become less ...
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Time system for a Ring-World

What sort of time/date system would suit a Dyson Ring, also known as a Ring-World, an artificial habitat megastructure shaped like a circular band, located in the habitable zone encircling a star, in ...
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How survivors should measure time on tidal locked planet?

Setting: Earth-like planet orbitting red dwarf. Survivors from the Earth. (Only one planet, not post-planet civilization like in question: How Would a Post-Planetary Civilization Measure Time? ) ...