Universal cosmic time

8 Feb 1879 Standard time was originally proposed by Scottish-Canadian Sir Sandford Fleming at a meeting of the Canadian Institute in Toronto on 8 February 1879. He suggested that standard time zones could be used locally, but they were subordinate to his single world time, which he called Cosmic Time. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universal_Time

How has standardizing time across the world changed our perception of the present?