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The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996 to foster long-term thinking and responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years. Read More...

Upcoming Seminars About Long-term Thinking

Feb 26     Michael Frachetti   “Open Source Civilization and the Unexpected Origins of the Silk Road”

Mar 13 Steven Pinker “A New Enlightenment”   Apr 23 Kishore Mahbubani “Has the West Lost It? Can Asia Save It?”      View All Seminars

The 10,000 Year Clock

A monument scale, multi-millennial, all mechanical
clock as an icon to long term thinking.

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Building an Archive of ALL Documented
Human Languages. Browse the interactive disk online and contribute to the archive.

A public arena for enjoyably competitive predictions, of interest to society, with philanthropic money at stake.