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The Ten Thousand Year Clock
« on: September 09, 2013, 12:29:09 PM »
http://longnow.org/clock

This is a group funding and building a clock designed to last 10 millenia. It's supposed to 'tick' every century, and may or may not have a cuckoo for the 1000 year mark. The site for the full size clock is somewhere in west Texas, and they've so far drilled the main portion of the shaft, and manufactured some of the components. It's also supposed to chime ona regular basis, with each chime being unique over the course of it's entire run.
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Re: The Ten Thousand Year Clock
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013, 05:13:01 PM »
So in 10,000 years Humans will find the thing, and think it's counting down to the Apocalypse. Neat!  ;D
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Re: The Ten Thousand Year Clock
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2013, 01:04:11 AM »
Because we were the oldest civilization on Earth.
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Re: The Ten Thousand Year Clock
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2013, 07:02:16 AM »
They chose 10,000 years because that's roughly how long humans have been around as a civilization.
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Re: The Ten Thousand Year Clock
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2013, 01:02:10 AM »
Thats not what Battlestar Galactica says.
“The boat dipped and swayed and sometimes took on water, but it did not sink; the two brothers had waterproofed it well. I do not know where it finally fetched up, if it ever did; perhaps it reached the sea and sails there forever, like a magic boat in a fairytale. All I know is that it was still afloat and still running on the breast of the flood when it passed the incorporated town limits of Derry, Maine, and there it passes out of this tale forever.” ― Stephen King, It"
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