In the current industrialised way of existing, many Homo sapiens live a life no longer as intimately synced to the circadian clock of Earth. The technologies we have inherited from our Homo habilis ancestors have slowly but steadily developed. Today ‘artificial’ production of light, heat, food etc. has brought, among other things, an accelerated existence.
The urban and indoor routine of city humans may seem detached; as a parallel reality happening at another speed or dimension. But we are fully attached, furthermore enclosed in, bigger clocks and stronger things that we will probably never master. Like planetary rotation. Like volcanoes.
Edinburgh International Science Festival 2015 brochure