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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

Apr 10     Frank Ostaseski   “What the Dying Teach the Living”

Jun 05 James Gleick “Time Travel”   Jul 24 Carolyn Porco “Searching for Life in the Solar System”   Nov 20 Elena Bennett “Seeds of a Good Anthropocene”      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.