↑ The Clock of the Long Now is a portrait of Danny Hillis, founder of the Long Now Foundation, and his brilliant team of inventors, futurists, and engineers as they build the 10,000-year clock. The film, like the clock itself, celebrates the power of long-term thinking and mankind’s thirst to solve life’s biggest problems.
“Civilization is revving itself into a pathologically short attention span. The trend might be coming from the acceleration of technology, the short-horizon perspective of market-driven economics, the next-election perspective of democracies, or the distractions of personal multi-tasking. All are on the increase. Some sort of balancing corrective to the short-sightedness is needed—some mechanism or myth which encourages the long view and the taking of long-term responsibility, where ‘long-term’ is measured at least in centuries. Long Now proposes both a mechanism and a myth.”
Director: Jimmy Goldblum & Adam Weber Director of Photography: Will Basanta Associate Producer: Alice K. Dugan Line Producer: Elizabeth Ai Executive Producer: Jeremy Yaches
Editor: Isaac Hagy Colorist: Seth Ricart for Ricart & Co Original Music: Dan Romer and Michael Tuccillo Sound Design & Mix: Stephen Davies & Diego Jimenez for Hobo Audio Post Producer: Jason Goldman