Does our society have a short attention span? The Long Now Foundation thinks so, but they are trying to change it. They have plans to construct The Clock of the Long Now, a clock designed to operate on a scale of 10,000 years. The Long Now Foundation hopes that this construction will become an iconic symbol that becomes embedded in popular consciousness, making long-term thinking more automatic and common.
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