Tic-Toc! WI There is no atomic clock?


Atomic clocks were invented as an extension of discovery of maser in 1950's. What would happen, had that discovery it never was pursued, or never been developed further, or were considered and falsely proven impossible to make (or as an ASB version, they are impossible to make) ? How would lack of such precise timekeeping affect our lives and the world. What would be impact on science and technology?
Just think of the theories that leads to the creation of the atomic clock.

And you end up making all those theories and their applications also impossible.

And since you admitted to possible ASB, the thread should be moved to the ASB section.

And really just delaying funding or somehow technology is slower due to some of events is possible, but you will not see the ATLs 1950s as OTL 1950s