For the past 6,000 years, human beings have been using different methods and machines to try and keep track of time. This has been done for so long for one simple reason, the idea of preservation. Human beings wish to preserve time and their specific moments in time so that they have significance when moving forward over the course of history. Here are some facts on why time is so important.
The Egyptians of ancient times were the first people to tell time. They did so by using obelisks as primitive sundials. These sundials used the sun in order to carve out an idea of how time worked and what time of the day it was. As the sun would rise and set, the sundial would cast a different shadow which helped point to the idea that time was changing during the course of the day.
The first mechanical clocks