[NetBehaviour] The 10,000 Year Clock.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Wed Apr 15 12:00:48 CEST 2009

The 10,000 Year Clock.

A multimillennial mechanical monument, the Long Now Foundation's 10,000 
Year Clock is a work existing at the intersection of art, science, and 
engineering, and is a thinker's window into the past, present, and 
future of humanity itself.

Computer scientist Danny Hillis conceived of the 10,000 Year Clock 
project as a monument to long-term thinking. The design and development 
on the clock began in 1997 and has itself been a long-term and 
time-consuming process, already having generated an array of ideas and 
prototypes as well as mechanical and design patents. The designers hope 
that with a longer sense of time will come a more broad and long-term 
way of thinking, and a greater sense of what is possible in the future.

The Long Now Museum and Store, at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, is 
free and open to the public.

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