The machines had faced a synchronization challenge since the advent of celestial navigation. To human perception, it appeared as though the algorithms had long since mastered universal timekeeping. The technology had evolved dramatically, from the initial marine chronometers used to calculate longitude to the Network Time Protocol, which synchronized the entire digital realm.

Everything felt instantaneous to the artists of the resistance - upload a book in Australia, and in the blink of an eye, it was accessible worldwide. But for the algorithms? Milliseconds were an eternity. If a software component took ten milliseconds to respond, it might as well have been a decade.

Use the comments to complete the following, “The algorithms maintained a vigilant eye on the intricacies of ____.”

A mechatronic sculpture of the network time protocol, Longitude rewards, Marine chronometer, brass, wood, GMT, plinth, spring, lights, minimalist, abs


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