A group called The Long Now Foundation began developing the clock in 1996 and the first prototype now stands in the London Science Museum.
Alexander Rose executive director for the Long Now Foundation says the clock will probably be finished in the next coming decades, though theyre not in any rush.
Thats the point, he says, because the clock is meant to be an icon for long-term thinking.
The foundation has already purchased part of a white limestone mountain in eastern Nevada and Rose says they plan to make the clock viewing almost a totally underground experience with holes cut in the walls to let in natural light.
Before the project, Rose admits he never thought about the future thousands of years from now, but today he feels, Something, someone is going to be here. Most of all the project is about hope.
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