RE: Clock of the Long Now

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Tue Jan 04 2000 - 16:00:20 MST

Should have launched the damn thing into space, on a hyperbolic
orbit. Before the clock can strike once or twice the very planetary
surface it now stands on will be gone.

Rick Strongitharm (actually Eliezer) writes:
> Everyone realizes what this is, right? This is one of those inscrutable
> alien artifacts built for enigmatic philosophical purposes by an
> ancient, vanished race.
> As a Singularitarian, I am of course fundamentally opposed to the Clock
> of the Long Now on philosophical grounds - but also, as a
> Singularitarian, I find this highly encouraging.
> It may mean that the human race is indeed getting ready to vanish to
> wherever inscrutable ancient races go, leaving behind only such strange
> remnants as a giant clock that goes cuckoo once every 10,000 years.

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