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The thousand-year clock
« on: November 09, 2012, 05:54:56 pm »
Pretty fucking neat!

http://www.10000yearclock.net/learnmore.html

This is where I feel the need to point out that "Oh shit, we're starting to make millennia-scale problems that our descendants will have to deal with for centuries, we'd better build a giant eternal clock thing that future generations can use to remind them of the cycle of life and sustainability" is pretty much the death keen of every civilization that has ever existed.

That and genetically engineered bright turquoise agave.

End times.
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Re: The thousand-year clock
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 06:00:27 pm »
Pretty fucking neat!

http://www.10000yearclock.net/learnmore.html

This is where I feel the need to point out that "Oh shit, we're starting to make millennia-scale problems that our descendants will have to deal with for centuries, we'd better build a giant eternal clock thing that future generations can use to remind them of the cycle of life and sustainability" is pretty much the death keen of every civilization that has ever existed.

That and genetically engineered bright turquoise agave.

End times.

It's like humanity is genetically pre-disposed to have each civilization set its own egg-timer of doom. But hey, this clock has a different chime pattern for every one of 10,000 days. And special anniversary chambers. That's a twist.
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Re: The thousand-year clock
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 06:02:30 pm »
Pretty fucking neat!

http://www.10000yearclock.net/learnmore.html

This is where I feel the need to point out that "Oh shit, we're starting to make millennia-scale problems that our descendants will have to deal with for centuries, we'd better build a giant eternal clock thing that future generations can use to remind them of the cycle of life and sustainability" is pretty much the death keen of every civilization that has ever existed.

That and genetically engineered bright turquoise agave.

End times.

It's like humanity is genetically pre-disposed to have each civilization set its own egg-timer of doom. But hey, this clock has a different chime pattern for every one of 10,000 days. And special anniversary chambers. That's a twist.

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Re: The thousand-year clock
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2012, 06:04:16 pm »
Pretty fucking neat!

http://www.10000yearclock.net/learnmore.html

This is where I feel the need to point out that "Oh shit, we're starting to make millennia-scale problems that our descendants will have to deal with for centuries, we'd better build a giant eternal clock thing that future generations can use to remind them of the cycle of life and sustainability" is pretty much the death keen of every civilization that has ever existed.

That and genetically engineered bright turquoise agave.

End times.

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Re: The thousand-year clock
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 06:15:18 pm »
Pretty fucking neat!

http://www.10000yearclock.net/learnmore.html

This is where I feel the need to point out that "Oh shit, we're starting to make millennia-scale problems that our descendants will have to deal with for centuries, we'd better build a giant eternal clock thing that future generations can use to remind them of the cycle of life and sustainability" is pretty much the death keen of every civilization that has ever existed.

That and genetically engineered bright turquoise agave.

End times.

It's like humanity is genetically pre-disposed to have each civilization set its own egg-timer of doom. But hey, this clock has a different chime pattern for every one of 10,000 days. And special anniversary chambers. That's a twist.

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“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
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Re: The thousand-year clock
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2012, 06:17:20 pm »
Prediction: a future civilization is going to find this thing and conclude that what it means is that the world is going to end when the clock chimes 10,000 years.
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“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
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Re: The thousand-year clock
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2012, 06:24:57 pm »
Another sign of doom is the proliferation of state-backed lotteries.

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Re: The thousand-year clock
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2012, 06:28:33 pm »
Another sign of doom is the proliferation of state-backed lotteries.

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“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
― Assata Shaku

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Re: The thousand-year clock
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2012, 06:57:16 pm »
Prediction: a future civilization is going to find this thing and conclude that what it means is that the world is going to end when the clock chimes 10,000 years.

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Re: The thousand-year clock
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2012, 07:18:48 pm »
This strikes me as totally fucking awesome and totally fucking retarded in equal measure. It's FUCKING PERFECT!  :fap:
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Re: The thousand-year clock
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2012, 07:19:11 pm »
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Re: The thousand-year clock
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2012, 07:23:40 pm »
I pray to death that there's some kind of cataclysm (preferably zombie-based) that wipes out civilisation and, millions of years in the future the only trace that remains is an awesome giant clockwork edifice, buried in a mountain and some intergalactic civilisation finds it and it totally fucks with their heads.
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Re: The thousand-year clock
« Reply #12 on: November 10, 2012, 04:05:30 am »
This is also pretty good. I listen to it regularly, and it is slowly but definitely and creepily changey.

http://longplayer.org

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Re: The thousand-year clock
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2012, 09:41:10 pm »
I am just waiting until it turns into the ninth simphony of beethoven. Know the saying about monkeys trapped in a room full of typpewriters and William Shakeaspere?


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Re: The thousand-year clock
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2012, 09:56:07 pm »
Know the saying about monkeys trapped in a room full of typpewriters and William Shakeaspere?

Internet proved THAT wrong.
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