Photos: The 10,000 Year Clock
by CNET News.com | April 13, 2009, 12:10pm PDT | Image 1 of 14
Computer scientist Danny Hillis conceived the 10,000 Year Clock project as a monument to long-term thinking. The design and development on the clock began in 1997 and has itself been a long-term and time-consuming process, already having generated an array of ideas and prototypes as well as mechanical and design patents. A multimillenial mechanical monument, the Long Now Foundation's 10,000 Year Clock is a work existing at the intersection of art, science, and engineering, and is a thinker's window into the past, present, and future of humanity itself.