The Long Now

The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996* to develop the Clock and Library projects, as well as to become the seed of a very long term cultural institution. The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide counterpoint to today’s "faster/cheaper" mind set and promote "slower/better" thinking. They hope to creatively foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years.
*The Long Now Foundation uses five digit dates, the extra zero is to solve the deca-millennium bug which will come into effect in about 8,000 years.
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