A town in Norway, a place where sunrise and sunset are experienced once a year, wants to get rid of time.
Imagine a day where you don’t have to wake up on a morning alarm, don’t need to run to catch up the scheduled train, or not have to go home after midnight, well, this is what a Norwegian city is planning by abolishing time.
- Kjell Ove Hveding, A Norway citizen of Sommarøy town, has come up with a plan to ditch the concept of time.
- The driving motivator is to let people of the town do whatever they want, whenever they want.
- Sommarøy is a small town in Norway with only 321 residents as of 2017, a place where the sun rises and sets only once a year.
- Since the sun sets only once a year, the people living there may not have to live according to the 24-hour time format followed by the rest of the world.
- However, it is still not possible to ditch the concept of time altogether, the transport, school, businesses, labours and many more things rely on times.
- Hanne Hoffman, assistant professor in animal science told Gizmodo that our bodies have adapted to this 24-hour cycle and going against the evolution is a risk factor for the disease.
- Nicola Smyllie, the investigator scientist at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in the United Kingdom, said humans don’t lose their rhythm, even in the absence of all light.
- Scientifically and practically, getting rid of the 24-hour day concept is something not possible, but their take on new time format would be really interesting.