Did I invent this? No.
Global tick is concept used in Synchronous circuit which is hearth of majority of electronics. CPUs, GPUs, computer buses, … There is global signal that synchronize all components - devices on bus, logic gates in CPU, …
It is wonder that synchronous circuits are used in computers to run software that uses completely different paradigm of parallelism.
First time I have met global tick used in software on blog of Louis Savain. He literally opened my eyes. Here are some articles that are really worth reading:
Check out also his other posts - he blogs, besides parallelism, also about AI and physics. He is kind of special guy but please throw away your judgements and focus on technical aspects.
Unfortunatelly there is no implementation of project COSA although there were some attempts.