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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

Aug 12     Genevieve Bell   “The 4th Industrial Revolution: Responsible & Secure AI”

Sep 15 Julia Watson “Design by Radical Indigenism”   Oct 06 Ainissa Ramirez “The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another”   Oct 28 Roman Krznaric “Becoming a Better Ancestor”   Nov 17 Nadia Eghbal “The Making and Maintenance of our Open Source Infrastructure”   Dec 08 James Nestor “The Future of Breathing”      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.

Long Now's unique bar, cafe, museum, library, event space. Open in San Francisco 10 a.m. to midnight, 7-days a week.