Richest Man in the World is Building Apocalypse-proof Clock

Post Reply
User avatar
Senior Member & WIS
Posts: 6469
Joined: June 11th 2011, 10:00pm

Richest Man in the World is Building Apocalypse-proof Clock

Post by Racer-X » February 24th 2018, 11:19am

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

User avatar
Posts: 16548
Joined: June 12th 2010, 10:00pm
Facebook ID: 0
Location: New York City

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

Post by TemerityB » February 25th 2018, 9:05am

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.
WatchGeeks will go down in watch forum history as the worst watch related site that existed. Trolls, threats, bannings, and owners and sponsors talking out of their collective asses to fleece people out of hard earned money. - Koimaster
Post Reply

Return to “Clocks & Pocket Watches”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest