Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos announced the beginning of the creation of giant mechanical watches, which, he assured, will work for 10 thousand years without stopping. The clock will be built by the famous American inventor Danny Hillis inside the mountain in West Texas. The head of Amazon has already shared the video from the scene.
“Installation began – 500 feet in height, all mechanical, operating from thermal cycles day / night and synchronized at noon. This symbol of long-term thinking – a watch for 10 000 years – is collected by geniuses Danny Hillis, Zander Rose and the whole team Clock, “Jeff Bezos wrote on Twitter.
The group has built several prototypes, but the clock that Hillis is projecting at the moment will be the first officially launched. Over the past few years, the team has been engaged in manufacturing parts for the watch and preparing a niche in the mountain for their installation.
The energy for work will be obtained by changing the day and night temperature cycles. It is interesting that the clock does not show the time: instead of this, an audible signal will be issued once a year, each time different. Jeff Bezos promises that after the completion of construction, everyone will be able to look at the giant mechanism, but it will be extremely difficult to get to it.