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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

Jul 16     George P. Shultz   “Perspective”

Aug 06 Juan Benet “Long Term Info-structure”   Sep 12 Julia Galef “Soldiers and Scouts: Why our minds weren't built for truth, and how we can change that”   Oct 29 Mary Lou Jepsen “Toward Practical Telepathy”   Nov 19 Niall Ferguson “Networks and Power”   Dec 04 Rick Prelinger “Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, 13”      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.