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10,000-Year-Clock Being Installed in Texas

Accepted submission by takyon at 2018-02-25 20:59:05

Construction begins on Jeff Bezos' $42 million 10,000-year clock []

Installation has finally begun on Jeff Bezos' 10,000-year clock [], a project that the Amazon CEO has invested $42 million in (along with a hollowed-out mountain in Texas that Bezos intends for a Blue Origin spaceport), with the goal of building a mechanical clock that will run for 10 millennia.

The actual idea for the clock comes from Danny Hillis, who originally proposed a 10,000-year clock in 1995 in Wired as a way to think about the long-term future of humanity and the planet. That idea grew into the Clock of the Long Now, a project by the Long Now Foundation [], which Hillis went on to co-found to build an actual, working version of the proposed clock.

Also at CNBC [].

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