10,000 year clock

A remedy to our civilizations 'pathologically short attention span'?   -  By Patrick Taylor   -  17 June 2013

One of the more radical and interesting ideas and organisations I've come across for a while. The Long Now Foundation are an organisation that promotes long term thinking and action (on the scale of about 10,000 years) as a counterpoint to today's accelerating culture. One of their projects is the building of a monumental clock that ticks once a year, bongs once a century, and the cuckoo comes out every millennium.