“This is a unique object”
“It glows. It seems to be getting brighter. It’s also running backwards, it’s not so much keeping time but, counting down to something. And look at the back it’s..it fits into something. It’s like a key” — Lara Croft Tomb Raider
Everybody’s fixated on the clock. It’s what we use to countdown to the weekend. It’s what professional sports uses to determine a winner. Clocks constrict time when them as points of reference.
Jeff Bezos built a clock that will keep time for the next 10,000 years. It demonstrates Bezos’ vision for long-term thinking.
Coldplay created a hit song called “Clocks” in 2002. More importantly, it’s also the name of a track from Elementz of Sound that appeared on John Peel’s FabricLive 07.
Did you know that 2016 will be one-second longer? Says science author Dan Falk:
“If you don’t insert a leap second, eventually time based on those atomic clocks will be out of whack with solar time.”
Clock in, clock out. Everybody’s got the same amount of time on Earth. It’s what you do with it that matters.
Written for the Daily Prompt: Clock ⏲