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Clock of the Long Now

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Clock of the Long Now
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submitted by: S_J_W
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Hits: 9468 | Favorites: 8 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 2.6 | Category: Science | Date: 10/27/2005
 
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DJ_jason
Male, 30-39, Western US
 640 Posts
Monday, October 31, 2005 9:23:28 PM
This reminds me of a game called 'Myst`. I love the design of this thing. Conceptual simplicity, structural complexity.

Obeast
Male, 13-17, Western US
 64 Posts
Sunday, October 30, 2005 12:31:48 AM
A bit ironic how they promote "slower bet ter" and yet can't take the time to proofread.

S_J_W
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1479 Posts
Friday, October 28, 2005 12:32:22 AM
"Although I think they consider 10,000 years short."

Well, they chose 10,000 years as a historical tip of the hat. It has been roughly 10,000 years since the invention of agriculture and the modern era.


xyra
Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 123 Posts
Thursday, October 27, 2005 11:49:47 PM
Reminds me of Frank Herbert with his Bene Gesserit Long-Term planning. Although I think they consider 10,000 years short.

S_J_W
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1479 Posts
Thursday, October 27, 2005 11:29:46 PM
But this isn’t an atomic clock. At the moment they have several ideas on how to power it and all of them focus on a winding mechanism. It’s purely mechanical and can do something that no other clock is capable of. Not only does it track hours, minutes, seconds and years, it also tracks leap centuries, the orbits of the six innermost planets as well as the wobbles of Earth’s axis. All designed to keep perfect time for 10,000 years (3.65 million days).

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