The Clock of the Long Now is a portrait of Danny Hillis and his brilliant team of inventors, futurists, and engineers as they build The 10,000 Year Clock—a grand, Stone Henge-like monolith, being constructed in a mountain in West Texas.

The film, like the clock itself, celebrates the power of long-term thinking and mankind’s insatiable thirst to solve life’s biggest problems.

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“In trying to design a 10,000 year clock we are invested in generational thinking and hoping to kind of answer the question, are we being good ancestors”

“There’s a problem of people not believing in the future. A long term clock challenges those short term civilisational stories”

“I’m very optimistic about the future. I’m not optimistic because I think our problems are small, I’m optimistic because I think our capacity to deal with problems are great”

SOURCE: THE LONG NOW

FURTHER REFERENCE: THE 10,000 YEAR CLOCK

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