The Clock That Will Sit Inside A Mountain For 10,000 Years

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The Clock of the Long Now is an ongoing project of The Long Now Foundation, a group dedicated to "long-term thinking." The gigantic clock being built inside a mountain in Texas is actually a prototype, and there are plans to build a second full-scale clock in Nevada. The idea for the clock was conceived by computer engineer Danny Hills, and the clock was named by musician Brian Eno. Its construction is being funded by Jeff Bezos of fame, who owns the property where the mountain is located.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. The Clock of the Long Now is designed to keep time for 10,000 years, and will stand 200 feet (61 m) tall. 00:15

  2. Humans will be able to wind up the Clock of the Long Now after enduring a day's hike and climbing an immense spiral staircase. 01:08

  3. The Clock of the Long Now's face will display the time, date, a star field, and the position of the horizons. 02:06

Written by Curiosity Staff December 4, 2015