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Richest Man in the World is Building Apocalypse-proof Clock

Posted: February 24th 2018, 11:19am
by Racer-X
by Felix Scholz "The most incredible clock in the world is being built, not in Switzerland or Germany but in the middle of a mountain in Texas. It’s called the 10,000 Year Clock, and the man making sure it gets built is none other than Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who has already spent US $42 million on the project.

I’ve been mildly obsessed with the Clock since I first heard about it around 2010 (it was conceived in 1989, and work started on it 30-odd years ago, and a scale model was finished on New Year’s Eve in 1999). And while it might seem like slow going, consider the fact that this clock is designed to run — without the need for maintenance — for 10 millennia. To find out more about the clock, I’d recommend this excellent Wired story. The work is very much underway, as Jeff Bezos has just posted a video of the full-scale prototype being installed in the hollowed-out mountain. BTW, Bezos is also intending to use this hollow mountain as a spaceport for Blue Origin (as you do)."

Article at Time & Tide


Re: Richest Man in the World is Building Apocalypse-proof Cl

Posted: February 24th 2018, 11:29am
by foghorn
Howz is the loom??

Re: Richest Man in the World is Building Apocalypse-proof Cl

Posted: February 24th 2018, 11:33am
by codguy
Must take a huge battery

Re: Richest Man in the World is Building Apocalypse-proof Cl

Posted: February 24th 2018, 5:25pm
by conjurer
Jeff Bezos really needs to suck my salty balls.

Re: Richest Man in the World is Building Apocalypse-proof Cl

Posted: February 24th 2018, 5:27pm
by foghorn
conjurer wrote:Jeff Bezos really needs to suck my salty balls.



Will he get same day delivery??

Re: Richest Man in the World is Building Apocalypse-proof Cl

Posted: February 24th 2018, 5:31pm
by conjurer
foghorn wrote:
conjurer wrote:Jeff Bezos really needs to suck my salty balls.



Will he get same day delivery??


Along with a pineapple.

Re: Richest Man in the World is Building Apocalypse-proof Cl

Posted: February 24th 2018, 8:19pm
by Airframer
Is it solar?

Re: Richest Man in the World is Building Apocalypse-proof Cl

Posted: February 25th 2018, 9:05am
by TemerityB
If Bezos had any sense of style, he'd install that thing atop Mario's Pizzeria. At least it'd be actually running, for once.