Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, just announced his newest project and investment...the 10,000 year clock. It's a huge clock set inside a mountaintop on the border between Texas and Mexico. The clock is set to tick once every year and is powered by solar, wind, and thermal energy.
The idea for the clock first came from inventor Danny Hillis. The clock will symbolize long term thinking and openness to the future.
I cannot imagine the future, but I care about it. I know I am a part of a story that starts long before I can remember and continues long beyond when anyone will remember me. I sense that I am alive at a time of important change, and I feel a responsibility to make sure that the change comes out well.
All of the cool science-y stuff about the clock is here.