December 16, 2023Bhagyasree Sengupta

Only time will tell: Jeff Bezos spends $42 million on a clock that will bong once a century

The Founder of Amazon, billionaire Jeff Bezos has spent a whopping $42 million on a clock that is expected to last for 10,000 years. The monumental timepiece was installed inside a mountain in Texas.

Source: Long Now Foundation

According to the ngo named Long Now Foundation, the clock would tick only once a year, bong once an century and cuckoo once a millennium.

Source: Long Now Foundation

The clock designed by computer scientist and inventor Danny Hills is intended to be a wonder of engineering and a work of art.

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The device which is expected to last 10,000 years is a mechanical device that uses the Earth's thermal cycles to power itself. The watch is 500 feet tall and spans the entire height of the mountain.

Source: Long Now Foundation

The first three chambers of the clock will contain a model of the solar system and the another chamber is kept for the future generations to fill.

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Bezos is investing in the clock since he believes that humanity has bright future. The idea was actually conceived by Hills in 1995.

Source: Long Now Foundation