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Global age We now know the age of this planet, so we do not need to base our chronology on an arbitrary year such as the birth of a prophet or messiah. However, it is convenient to align our new chronology with Anno Domini or Common Era because most people now use this way of counting years. Since we now know that civilisation began some 12,000 years ago and that this planet Earth slowly formed some 4.55 billion years ago, 2000 ACE can be renumbered as: 4,550,012,000 WT or 000 WT for short. Instead of counting forwards or backwards we would only count forwards. WT began at a full-moon on the vernal equinox in the year 2000 ACE. It coincided with the very rare grouping of all the five visible planets, the dawn of the zodiac age of Aquarius and the dusk of the age of Pisces. It also coincided with the new Anthropocene Epoch of human geology.


Digital date Every civilisation had its own calendar with different months and weeks. The perpetual digital date calendar simply numbers the days in the year beginning with 000 and ending with 364 or 365 in customary leap years. These numbers drop into groups of ten, forming a discontinuous ten-day week instead of the continuous seven-day week now used worldwide. The origins of the seven-day week are obscure but it probably came from the Sabians of Harran in Mesopotamia, who worshipped seven sky-gods linked with seven heavenly bodies at seven sacred temples in rotation. The creation in seven days and the commandment to use seven-day weeks with only one day for rest, recreation and religion are unsubstantiated. Holy days became holidays and the holy Sabbath became the weekend. This may grow into three unproductive days if politicians have their way. With ten-day weeks every organisation would work 360 days every year. However, every worker would only need to work for 180 days every year.


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