This clock by Amazon's Jeff will run for 10000 years

This clock by Amazon's Jeff will run for 10000 years

The idea of the clock was first proposed by American inventor Danny Hillis in 1995. In addition to the planets and the Earth's moon, it includes the interplanetary probes launched during the 20th century.

Bezos told Wired in 2011 that he thinks the clock will outlast the United States: "Over the lifetime of this clock, the United States won't exist". Bezos has been helping Danny with the project for the last six years.

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Bezos is now taking ideas for what to put in the 10-year chamber.

"Most times the clock rings when a visitor has wound it, but the Clock hoards energy from a different source and occasionally it will ring itself when no one is around to hear it". The nearest airport is several hours away and the 2,000 feet hike up to the mountain will be rugged. The Clock will activate and run the orrery once a year on a pre-determined date at solar noon.

The makers say, ' Ten thousand years is about the age of civilization, so a 10K-year Clock would measure out a future of civilization equal to its past.

"Construction is under way and we're making progress every day".

The Amazon CEO has invested $42 million in the project and the clock is created to run for 10 millennia. He's been thinking about and working on the Clock since 1989.

Bezos says the team has carved into the mountain five anniversary chambers, for 1, 10, 100, 1000 and 10,000 year anniversaries.

In the mid-'90s, Hillis formed the Long Now Foundation, a nonprofit aimed at disrupting today's "fast/cheaper" culture, and began work on an actual functioning version of the proposed clock shortly after.

'If the Clock keeps going after we are personally long dead, why not attempt other projects that require future generations to finish?'

The clock is still under construction, but manufacturing of the parts has begun.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos spends his fortune on a lot of interesting projects, such as The Washington Post, Blue Origin, and giant historical mansions.