The Long Now Clock: 10,000 Years (The Long Now Foundation)

The point is to explore whatever may be helpful for thinking, understanding, and acting responsibly over long periods of time.

- The Long Now Foundation

The Long Now Foundation – established in the year 01996 to develop Clock and Library projects , as well as to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution. The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide counterpoint to today’s “faster/cheaper” mind set and promote “slower/better” thinking.

Civilization is revving itself into a pathologically short attention span. The trend might be coming from the acceleration of technology, the short-horizon perspective of market-driven economics, the next-election perspective of democracies, or the distractions of personal multi-tasking. All are on the increase. Some sort of balancing corrective to the short-sightedness is needed-some mechanism or myth which encourages the long view and the taking of long-term responsibility, where ‘long-term’ is measured at least in centuries. Long Now proposes both a mechanism and a myth.

Website is an extensive home and includes blog, seminars about long term thinking, site list of server, photo, human language, and long term prediction projects, and much more.

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