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The 10,000 year clock

#1  Postby Macdoc » Sep 10, 2020 2:15 am

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The full scale 10,000 Year Clock is now under construction. While there is no completion date scheduled, we do plan to open it to the public once it is ready. The essay below by Long Now board member Kevin Kelly discusses what we hope the Clock will be once complete. This is one of several projects by Long Now to foster long-term thinking in the context of the next 10,000 years.

https://longnow.org/clock/?utm_source=digg
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Re: The 10,000 year clock

#2  Postby felltoearth » Sep 10, 2020 3:00 am

Good to hear it’s progressing. Brian Eno composed chimes for it.
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#3  Postby Alan B » Sep 11, 2020 2:56 pm

Nice bit of engineering.

But what's the bloody point?

In a thouand years or so some local tribe will find it and strip it for raw materials...
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#4  Postby felltoearth » Sep 11, 2020 4:14 pm

Alan B wrote:Nice bit of engineering.

But what's the bloody point?

In a thouand years or so some local tribe will find it and strip it for raw materials...


That’s kind of the point of the Long Now Foundation: To combat the cynicism of short term thinking.

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