Amazon Founder Wants to Build A Clock That Runs For 10,000 Years
We have about 10 clocks in our house. One on the stove, the microwave, 6 on the walls, on the DVR . Every one says something different! I wish someone out there made a good timepiece that lasted! Enter Jeff Bezos of Amazon!
The founder of multi-billion dollar corporation Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos expanded upon a vision that somebody had in 1995. And it’s about time! No, I mean LITERALLY about TIME. According to Wired Magazine, Jeff wants everyone to start thinking about time differently, and he’s doing so by building a clock that will last for 10,000 years, and he’s constructing it inside a mountain someplace in Texas. According to the article, Bezos says:
“Over the lifetime of this clock, the United States won’t exist,”. “Whole civilizations will rise and fall. New systems of government will be invented. You can’t imagine the world — no one can — that we’re trying to get this clock to pass through.”
He’s so serious about this project that he put up $42 million dollars, and started a 10,000 Year Clock website just on this subject. It’s a great place to find out more about the details. .
(By the way, the century hand advances once every 100 years, and a cookoo comes out every millenium. I’d love to see the cookoo, but I don’t think I’ll get the chance!)
If you want to visit this clock you can put your name on a list at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you think he’s a total wack for doing this or do you think it has some worth? I’d like to know.