What monuments are we leaving behind? What traces of our civilization are we building for future generations?

Do we have our own Pyramids, Great Walls, Machu Pichus? Sure, we have marvelous buildings, but will they stand the test of time, will they still be there 10,000 years from now?

Image: Antique and ornate clock face

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Inventor, entrepreneur, mathematician, and engineer Danny Hillis has come up with a solution to our legacy, the 10,000 Year Clock.

Yes, you read that correctly, 10,000 years. The project, spearheaded by the Long Now Foundation, aims to build a clock that will run for 10,000 years. This beautiful endeavor is aiming to change our thinking about our future and our place in history. Here is its remarkable story…

Thinking for the future…

What if we thought more about the legacy we leave the generations to come. How would we treat the planet, what would we want to leave behind? Do we want landfills filled with plastics to be our only legacy? The 10,000 Year Clock reminds us to see ourselves as a part of the future for this world.

Each one of us can be a futurist in our own way. To imagine what wonders the future will hold is to think in the realm of limitless possibility. And this is where the thinking that drives innovation will happen. We can be optimistic about our future and in that optimism dream of a better world.

Stay beautiful & keep laughing!

-Liesl

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Notes:

  1. “The Clock of the Long Now.” YouTube. Public Record, 03 Jan. 2016. Web. 25 Aug. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9uM6BBKfO8>.

Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

COO Ever Widening Circles

Liesl is a camera-toting traveler, a global story seeker, and an aspiring—but more often floundering—yoga lover. She can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV