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Episode from the podcastHow It Began: A History of the Modern World

Measuring Time: The Hidden Mechanism of Modernity

Released Tuesday, 10th April 2018
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Our submergence in the flow of time can make it difficult to comprehend how fundamental timekeeping technology has been to the evolution of our civilization. But, to wind up the mechanism of modernity, our mastery of clockwork was critical.
Where did the authority of our clockwork come from?  How did the perfection of this mechanism become the guiding force of our age?
I give you measuring time, and how it began.
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