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Civilization is revving itself into a pathologically short attention span. The trend might be coming from the acceleration of technology, the short-horizon perspective of market-driven economics, the next-election perspective of democracies, or the distractions of personal multi-tasking. All are on the increase. Some sort of balancing corrective to the short-sightedness is needed - some mechanism or myth which encourages the long view and the taking of long-term responsibility, where 'long-term' is measured at least in centuries. Long Now proposes both a mechanism and a myth.

The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide counterpoint to today's
"faster/cheaper" mind set and promote "slower/better" thinking. We hope to creatively foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years through a series of ambitious real world projects: Such as a 10,000 year all mechanical Clock, and information services on the same time scale.

The 10.000 Year Clock measures time extremely slow: instead of every second, the monumental scale clock ticks once a year. The idea of the Clock is to encourage long-term thinking where 'long-term' is measured at least in centuries. The development of the Clock is being formed in the building of prototypes. The aim is to produce a large-scale structure that would symbolize the deep time for people.

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Participate in the Long Now Foundation projects!

The Rosetta Project is a global collaboration working to build an online archive of all documented human languages. Fifty to ninety percent of the world's languages are predicted to disappear in the next century, without any significant and centralized documentation. The Rosetta Project is changing that...
>> www.rosettaproject.org

Long Bets
hopes to promote long term thinking through a public arena for enjoyably competitive predictions, of interest to society, with philanthropic money at stake. Some examples: "At least one human alive in the year 2000 will still be alive in 2150"; "By 2030, commercial passengers will routinely fly in pilotless planes." Make your own prediction!
>> www.longbets.org