Imagine that your birthday fell on the day of the week, year after year. Like Christmas, the National Independence Day or other patriotic or religious holidays approved by the government of the country where you live.
Now look at your watch, see time and imagine that this is the same time they are seeing other people anywhere in the world.
That is precisely what they propose two professors from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, USA, have designed a universal calendar where dates never change during the day and advocate the elimination of the time zones around the world.
According to scholars, the adoption of its system would make daily life more convenient while saving time, money and mistakes.
The current schedule in most of the world is the Gregorian, instituted by Pope Gregory X in the sixteenth century when it came to replace the Julian calendar that had been imposed by the Roman emperor Julius Caesar.
The suggestion is now permanent schedule Hanke-Henry, named after its two creators, economist Steven H. Hanke and physicist and astronomer Richard Conn Henry.
Every fifth or sixth year might have an additional week of vacation.
Henry told the Multiple News that was a good time thinking about the idea of a calendar that would not change because he was tired of having to prepare the schedules of the same course that would teach the following year.
"At the end of each academic year had to do when you have to make my classes to my future students, when they would be testing for when preparing the seminars and that nothing would conflict with the holidays," he said. "It took me hours on end."
The professor said that thousands of people in schools, universities and companies around the world do the same thing year after year and is "completely unnecessary and a total waste of time."
For the sake of convenience and practice, Richard Conn Henry designed a calendar that keeps traditional twelve months and divided the year into four quarters of 91 days each.
The first two months of each quarter has 30 days and the last 31. So January and February would have 30, March 31, April, and May 30, June 31 and so on.
That adds up to 364 days but the solar year, so it takes the Earth to rotate once around the Sun, is 365 days and six hours. So to set the permanent calendar added five or six years seven days at the end of December. A kind of leap week.
Those seven days may be added as the year-end holidays, the teacher suggests.
Professor Henry presented the idea to his colleague Steven H. Hanke to apply economic theory to the formula of counting time. He was excited and now they are both permanent calendar applicants.
"Therefore intuitively one realizes that it would eliminate a lot of wasted time while reducing errors," Hanke told to the Multiple News.
"The industry would benefit, and can make accurate contract, plan production days, counting the days worked in an employee will accurately and easily schedule and vacation day off," he added.
The economist explained that the permanent calendar 364 days are divisible by seven, so it would be an exact number of weeks and fixed in each year, plus that extra week every fifth or sixth year.
In addition to practical, in accounting terms the amount of money that is involved is significant.
"You have to count the days in the life of a financial instrument like a bond or mortgage to calculate the interest," he said. "An error in counting is not very big, but their cumulative effect it is,".
Making a calculation with the outstanding bonds worldwide, Professor Hanke error projected $ 130,000 million annually. "The GDP of a country like Hungary."
The second part of the proposed Hanke and Henry has to do with the elimination of time zones and the establishment of a common time for everyone, no matter where you are one.
"It’s stupid to be jumping from one hour to the world," said Richard Henry. "Yesterday I had scheduled a conference call with people from another town and I missed it when they did not correpondía my zone."
Teachers suggest using the time of the meridian of Greenwich in the UK and that all clocks in the world marked the same.
"Although you may not believe, at this time is the time in Australia right now," noted Richard Henry. "What says the clock face is just a symbol."
The only change would be submitted, says the scholar, is that "in some parts of the world people would be waking up and sleeping at odd hours."
Sleep until noon
In South America mean that many would sleep until about 12 noon.
"There would be no problem adjusting to that," remarked Steven Hanke.
"The drivers and all the world’s airports are already synchronized to Greenwich Mean Time or Universal Time."
One country that has eliminated their time zones is China, while Russia, who was 11, has reduced to 9.
It is not the first time you try to set a new calendar. A mid-twentieth century was a model presented by George Eastman, Kodak’s famous signature.
Your calendar of 13 months of 28 days worked, the only problem is that the days of rest, as the Jewish Sabbath and Christian Sunday, fluctuated throughout the week.
"So it did not work," said Hanke. "You can not get with Sunday. In our schedule, Sunday always falls on the seventh day of the week."