The Long Now Foundation

The Long Now Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to fostering long-term thinking and responsibility, working at the civilizational timescale of the “long now” — the next and last 10,000 years. We aim to ignite cultural imagination around long-term thinking through our projects.

The Clock of the Long Now is an immense mechanical monument, installed in a mountain, designed to keep accurate time for the next 10,000 years. The Long Now Talks are part of our Library of long-term thinking, and have brought together scholars, artists, and leaders over the past two decades to explore key ideas for our planet and our society.

You can connect with our projects and ideas via our newsletter, YouTube channel, podcast and membership program at LongNow.org.