2 months ago
TIL that Jeff Bezos and his friend are building a clock inside a random mountain that will keep time for the next 10,000 years. This is wild 👇🏼 t.co/KEFBiOEIVe
The clock is called the "10,000 Year Clock" It is a symbol for long-term thinking. The long hand will move once per year, while the short hand moves once every century. t.co/ee4pzVYZ70
In order to physically get to the clock, you have to climb nearly 2,000 feet above the valley floor. Not exactly easy to get there. t.co/HroKSwWeM7
Building the 10,000 Year Clock is an engineering challenge. The team has to get machinery on-site, build out chambers inside the mountain, and then construct a massive clock that keeps perfect time for centuries. t.co/huLFHkadzi
The clock has already been prototyped and now the team is working on the full-scale version. It requires collaboration between a bunch of different organizations. You will also eventually be able to go visit the 10,000 Year Clock if you want. t.co/GbCdb9ixDb
The 10,000 Year Clock may be one of the coolest projects I've seen in a long time. It requires long-term thinking, immense amounts of capital, and substantial engineering breakthroughs. Humans can create anything they dare to dream of. Jeff Bezos is proving it here.