Why Build a Clock that Will Last 10,000 Years?

Inventor Danny Hillis is working with a team of futurists and engineers to build the 10,000 Year Clock, a multimillennial timekeeper. Designed as a symbol of long-term thinking, the formidable piece will be assembled and housed in a mountain in West Texas. Hear about the process in this short from production company Public Record and directors Jimmy Goldblum & Adam Weber of Old Friend.

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