Now Meta wants to change the structure of time as we know it

Meta has proposed doing away with “leap seconds”, offering to support an industry effort to stop future use of the confusing and potentially dangerous practice.

A leap second is a measure used to counteract the prolonged slowdown of the Earth’s rotation (opens in new tab)caused by the constant melting and refreezing of ice sheets, and the imprecise nature of the observed solar time (UT1).