Richest Man in the World is Building Apocalypse-proof Clock

Richest Man in the World is Building Apocalypse-proof Clock

Postby Racer-X » February 24th 2018, 11:19am

by Felix Scholz "The most incredible clock in the world is being built, not in Switzerland or Germany but in the middle of a mountain in Texas. It’s called the 10,000 Year Clock, and the man making sure it gets built is none other than Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, who has already spent US $42 million on the project.

I’ve been mildly obsessed with the Clock since I first heard about it around 2010 (it was conceived in 1989, and work started on it 30-odd years ago, and a scale model was finished on New Year’s Eve in 1999). And while it might seem like slow going, consider the fact that this clock is designed to run — without the need for maintenance — for 10 millennia. To find out more about the clock, I’d recommend this excellent Wired story. The work is very much underway, as Jeff Bezos has just posted a video of the full-scale prototype being installed in the hollowed-out mountain. BTW, Bezos is also intending to use this hollow mountain as a spaceport for Blue Origin (as you do)."

Article at Time & Tide

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Re: Richest Man in the World is Building Apocalypse-proof Cl

Postby foghorn » February 24th 2018, 11:29am

Howz is the loom??
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Re: Richest Man in the World is Building Apocalypse-proof Cl

Postby codguy » February 24th 2018, 11:33am

Must take a huge battery
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Re: Richest Man in the World is Building Apocalypse-proof Cl

Postby conjurer » February 24th 2018, 5:25pm

Jeff Bezos really needs to suck my salty balls.
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Re: Richest Man in the World is Building Apocalypse-proof Cl

Postby foghorn » February 24th 2018, 5:27pm

conjurer wrote:Jeff Bezos really needs to suck my salty balls.



Will he get same day delivery??
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Re: Richest Man in the World is Building Apocalypse-proof Cl

Postby conjurer » February 24th 2018, 5:31pm

foghorn wrote:
conjurer wrote:Jeff Bezos really needs to suck my salty balls.



Will he get same day delivery??


Along with a pineapple.
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Re: Richest Man in the World is Building Apocalypse-proof Cl

Postby Airframer » February 24th 2018, 8:19pm

Is it solar?
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Re: Richest Man in the World is Building Apocalypse-proof Cl

Postby TemerityB » February 25th 2018, 9:05am

If Bezos had any sense of style, he'd install that thing atop Mario's Pizzeria. At least it'd be actually running, for once.
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