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Why Build A Clock That Will Last 10,000 Years?

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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.

Danny Hillis: http://longnow.org/

Public Record: http://thepublicrecord.tv/

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