Since the mid 1990s the Long Now Foundation have been working on a real project to create a clock that will survive and continue to work for 10,000 years. Chief designer Alexander Rose spoke about work-in-progress at a recent conference at the Centre for Art and Environment in Nevada.
|Video of the talk - here|
The talk includes a fascinating report into the other attempts to create things with incredible longevity and also on how unlikely things have survived by accident. There is also some incredible high-tech to make low-tech like the 3D robotic diamond chainsaw that will take 2 years to cut a 200ft spiral staircase through solid rock (that bit is about 29 mins in)