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Daylight Saving Time 2014: Changing the clock, soon to be non-existent task?

Daylight Saving Time 2014: When does it start? It starts Sunday March 9, 2014.
Daylight Saving Time 2014: When does it start? It starts Sunday March 9, 2014.Getty Images

Daylight Saving Time 2014 starts on March 9, bringing you the task of turning the clocks ahead an hour, but the trend is shifting and it may soon be a non-existent task. If you jump back 20 years, Daylight Saving Time looked very different around your house than it does today, but what has changed in the last few decades?

As MyFox NY reports on March 7, the task of running around your home and changing the clocks for Daylight Saving Time has gotten much easier and in the near-future that task could be non-existent. Technology has advanced to the point that many of the clocks change themselves, like your cell phone, cable box, computers, tablets and all the hand held devices used for accessing the web.

Despite the ease of clock changing today, Daylight Saving Time can still be confusing. Believe it or not there are still some folks that show up for work an hour late when the clocks spring ahead.

Forgetting to change the clock is an excuse getting harder and harder for employees to sell to their bosses as most everyone has at least one or two clocks that change themselves. This excuse needs to be more elaborate today, because most everywhere you look there's a clock that has changed automatically due to technology, like your TV cable box.

Fox News reports that in a recent survey 27 percent of people said that they had forgotten to change their clock for DST, which caused them to show up late or early somewhere. While there is still a little bit of mileage left in this excuse, in another few years folks may look at you strange when using DST as an excuse for being late. That's because in the future even more clocks will change on their own.

Daylight Saving Time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November. In the wee hours of Sunday morning, March 9, many of your clocks will magically change as you sleep thanks to technology. You can manually change your other clocks before going to bed on Saturday night or when you wake up on Sunday morning.