The construction of Jeff Bezos’ 10,000-year clock has finally started. The Amazon CEO committed $42 million to the project with the aim of creating a mechanical clock that will run for 10 millennia.
A charity supported by Jeff Bezos is constructing a clock that is hundreds of feet tall deep inside a mountain. It takes a full day’s journey from any roads, in a parched, desolate area of West Texas.
The 10,000 Year Clock, the Millennium Clock, and the Clock of the Long Now have all been given to it. Its creators hope that it will outlive our civilization and continue to function for ten millennia.
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Even the priciest Swiss watches can’t compete with it because it is powered by sunlight. It is designed to survive earthquakes and harsh weather, and maintained accurately for thousands of years with little to no maintenance.
History of the Construction of the Future Clock
The clock that is hundreds of feet tall deep inside a mountain. Through a full day’s journey from any roads, in a parched, desolate area of West Texas. Danny Hillis, who first suggested a 10,000-year clock in 1995. Wired as a method to consider the long-term destiny of humanity and the earth, is the author of the clock’s original concept.
Hillis went on to co-found the Long Now Foundation. A project whose goal was to construct a real, functional version of the proposed clock. From that notion, the Clock of the Long Now was born.
The team created a few prototypes, but Bezos’ clock will be the first to run properly. During the past few years, the crew has spent machining the clock’s parts and drilling into the mountain to store them. Bezos tweeted to say that the 500-foot-tall mechanism’s mechanical assembly had started.
Visitors should be able to see the finished timepiece, according to the website for Bezos’ 10,000-year clock. The site warns that it will be a difficult journey. The distance to the closest airport is several hours by automobile and requires a difficult footpath that ascends about 2,000 feet above the valley floor.