Putting an end to the daylight savings regime is one change I hope gets through – although most technology these days accommodates daylight savings calculations autonomously, most humans don’t. And that causes a week or two of chaos with every time change as we adjust our biological rhythms to the new wake-up, sleeping, and eating times.
Other than disrupting our biological rhythms, daylight savings makes setting up international meetings a hassle as some participants forget when other participants have daylight savings times or not. With many countries in Asia (including Russia and several former USSR member nations) using permanent times instead of daylight savings times, moving away from daylight savings times would create one nuisance less for business as well.
The motion to get rid of daylight savings times has gone through the European Parliament, and is up for vote in the European Council next. I’ve got my fingers crossed on this one!
European Parliament votes for review of daylight saving time | News | DW | 08.02.2018
The EU assembly has called for a review of the twice-yearly hour changes across the bloc. A Finnish citizens’ petition and health concerns have led to the move.