Let's look at the evolution of Nature's various TIME SYSTEMS.
The TIME projects and TIME computers were announced by system messenger H.G.Wells and his advance project plan reports ... previews of the possibilities.
The Time MachineBook by H. G. Wells
The Time Machine is a science fiction novella by H. G. Wells, published in 1895. It is generally credited with the popularisation of the concept of time travel by using a vehicle that allows an operator to travel purposefully and selectively. Wikipedia