Sunday, 19 June 2011

The 10,000 Year Clock

Danny Hillis, an inventor, computer engineer, and designer, Stewart Brand, a biologist, rock musician Brian Eno, and Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of, are building a clock for the Long Now Foundation inside a mountain in western Texas.
It's a special clock, designed to be a symbol, an icon for long-term thinking. The father of the Clock is Danny Hillis. He's been thinking about and working on the Clock since 1989. He wanted to build a Clock that ticks once a year, where the century hand advances once every 100 years, and the cuckoo comes out on the millennium.

The vision was, and still is, to build a clock that will keep time for the next 10,000 years. Humans are now technologically advanced enough that we can create not only extraordinary wonders but also civilization-scale problems. We're likely to need more long-term thinking.

3 comment(s):

Anonymous said...

Well...makes you wonder what the next 10,000 years will bring us.

Anonymous said...

"Rock musician Brian Eno". He's more than simply that. Wikipedia (infallible source of eternal wisdom) states this:

"musician, composer, record producer, music theorist, singer and visual artist".

Brian K said...

So uh... how will they know if it works?