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Blog Archive for the ‘Clock of the Long Now’ Category

The Present

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 18th, 02013

ThePresent from m ss ng p eces on Vimeo. The Present is a clock with an annual dial that was funded originally through Kickstarter by design collective m ss ng p eces. The inspiration for this clock seems to come from a similar place as the Clock of the Long Now. This was one of…  Read More

The Time Keeper

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on October 17th, 02012

One of the early ideas for the 10,000 Year Clock was to simply endow a family whose job it would be for 400 generations to just shout out the time every day.  I had no idea there was already someone like that… RIP John Votta. “The Washington Square timekeeper was a link back to a…  Read More

YES Watch Father’s Day Sale

by Austin Brown on June 6th, 02012

Long Now’s 10,000 Year Clock will tell time not in hours and minutes, but by keeping track of the astronomical cycles underlying those units. We can’t predict how the calendar and timing systems will change over the next 10,000 years, but we know they’re likely to be built on top of the very same things we’ve…  Read More

Time in the 10,000-Year Clock

by Austin Brown on February 16th, 02012

Keeping time for 10,000 years isn’t tricky just because its hard to build a really durable clock. It also forces us to recognize and account for changes in things we normally think of as immutable, like the length of a day. Long Now co-founder and lead designer of the 10,000-Year Clock, Danny Hillis, published a…  Read More

Clock Project Update from Jeff Bezos

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on January 19th, 02012

  Below is the Clock Project update by Jeff Bezos published at http://www.10000yearclock.net Quick Update and Video of the Raise Bore Milestone We just completed the 12½ foot diameter, 500 foot deep vertical shaft for the 10,000 Year Clock. We used a mining technique called raise boring. Take a look at the video – it’s…  Read More

Time

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 22nd, 02011

click image above to enlarge The 10,000 Year Clock is mentioned on the November 28th cover and listed as one of the 50 best inventions of the year by Time Magazine.

Brian Eno on Colbert Nation

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 11th, 02011

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Brian Eno www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive Founding Long Now board member Brian Eno was on Colbert last night and he got a chance to discuss Long Now and Clock Project.  Also not to be missed is the end…  Read More

Long Now on Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman

by Austin Brown on August 19th, 02011

Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman is a show on Discovery’s Science Channel that features cosmological and metaphysical questions about science and the universe. Mr. Freeman, as it turns out, is quite the geek. An  episode from the show’s second season recently asked, “Can We Live Forever?” Well known scientists such as Michio Kaku and…  Read More

Inside Svalbard, the Doomsday Vault Saving the Past and Future of Agriculture

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on July 25th, 02011

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is an underground repository located at 78 degrees North latitude that currently stores nearly a million seed samples to preserve crop diversity for the future. Many see the vault as a resource for a “doomsday” scenario brought on by severe climate change or other ecological disaster. Long Now has been…  Read More

Major Update on the 10,000 Year Clock Project

by Danielle Engelman on June 17th, 02011

The Long Now Foundation has started excavations for our first 10,000 Year Clock in west Texas. Though the date of completion of the 10,000 Year Clock has not been set, and it is still many years into the future, we’re very pleased to let you know that you can now sign up on our waiting…  Read More