14 Mar '12, 4pm

10,000 Year, Subterranean Clock Will Transform Our View of Time and Technology

10,000 Year, Subterranean Clock Will Transform Our View of Time and Technology

Petz briefly mentioned the Long Now Foundation before, outlining their mission to shift our cultural focus on time and to ask big questions about what real long-term thinking might look like. The way they are doing this is as unique as it is ambitious. A Massive Clock Buried Deep in a Mountain While half listening to The Story on NPR the other day, I started to hear the voice of Alexander Rose of the Long Now Foundation as he explained how he and his team are building a clock that is designed to last for 10,000 years; running entirely on mechanical energy; and measure those years not in hours and minutes, but in truly civilization-scale units of time. (The choice of 10,000 years as an appropriate time span is based on the notion that civilization is currently about 10,000 years old.) Slowly, my mind came into focus and realized what I was hearing, and I was profoundly move...

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