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March 20, 2002
I've wondered how time will be measured when human beings will be left to fend for their continuation outside the solar system. One theory I hold is that by then, there will be a timekeeping device designed for extremely long periods of time that will run on the same twenty-four/seven and three-hundred-and-sixty-five standard. Without the natural power the sun provides the planet now, the solar powered clock will be of no use unless an artificial sun can be provided for both sustenance and light. A solar system oriented timekeeping method can continue human history despite the lack of a planet.