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the time is now clock

Every once in a while the bells of this buried Clock play a melody. The ten bells or chimes used in the clock are not yet designed. The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996* to foster long-term thinking and responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years. The dot of light beckons you. This is the world’s slowest computer.

Deutsche Version. Because these bearings are so hard, and rotate at very low speed, they require no lubrication – which normally attracts grit and eventually cause wear. Exact time now, time zone, time difference, sunrise/sunset time and key facts for Eastern Standard Time (EST). Energy from main power system is fed into an escapement that powers a slow moving titanium pendulum. See Eastern Time.

The meager dot of light above is not sufficient to see much otherwise. The millennial dial creeps so slowly it can be said to not move at all during your lifetime. There's no time like right NOW, so don't lose sight of it.

The ticks of time are a very human invention. This is one of several projects by Long Now to foster long-term thinking in the context of the next 10,000 years. There is a second site for another Clock already purchased at the top of a mountain in eastern Nevada, a site surrounded by a very large grove of 5,000-year-old bristlecone pines. Ceramics will outlast most metals. You start climbing a continuous spiral staircase, winding up the outer rim of the tunnel, rising toward the very faint light overhead. Ten thousand years is about the age of civilization, so a 10K-year Clock would measure out a future of civilization equal to its past. The larger question is, as virologist Jonas Salk once asked, “Are we being good ancestors?”. 8219. Astronomical calendars are among the first pieces of culture, and often the mark of civilizations. It is totally black. Published monthly, the member newsletter gives in-depth and behind the scenes updates on Long Now's projects. Tokyo 02:09AM; Beijing 01:09AM; Moscow 08:09PM; Paris 06:09PM; London 05:09PM; New York 01:09PM; … At the stroke of midnight, the prototype 10,000-year Clock bonged twice to usher in the new millennia, the year 2000, in front of a small crowd at its temporary home in the Presidio, San Francisco.

On the other hand, even metal can corrode in a few years of rain.

Donnerstag, 29. You rotate around until you can no further. To counteract these tendencies some of the key moving parts of the Clock are non-metal — they are stone and hi-tech ceramics. But it is humans that keep the Clock’s bells wound up, and humans who ask it the time. I plant my acorns knowing that I will never live to harvest the oaks. Here is the face of the Clock. The IANA time zone identifier for London is Europe/London. 01996     This is the only part of the clock visible from outside, on the mountain peak.

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