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Did You Know There’s a 10,000-Year-Old Clock Under Construction in West Texas?

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A 10,000 year clock, a phenomenal and amazing feat, is now being built inside a mountain, right here in West Texas, just outside Van Horn according to Longnow.org.

This clock is the mastermind creation of the super-computer genius Danny Hills , and is projected to tick once a year with a century hand that moves only once per century. The name of the foundation in charge of this tremendous venture is The Long Now.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO is funding a significant $42 million of this project.according to mashable.com Bezos explained his support and why he values this project .

In summary, Bezos said, the human race has become so technologically advanced-we can become a danger to ourselves, unless we start to think long term. Problems that can’t be solved in the short term, like world hunger, become more approachable when viewed long term. He sees the clock as a symbol and he said, “Symbols can be very powerful”.

According to Wikipedia prototypes are on display at The Long Now Museum & Store at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. According to Longnow.org there is no completion date scheduled, but they do plan to open to the public when the clock is ready.

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