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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!

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photo by Richie Phillips

 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.  .

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screen shot of 10,000 Year Clock Website

(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: clockinterest@10000yearclock.net.   

Do you think he’s a total wack for doing this or do you think it has some worth?  I’d like to know.

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