The Long Now Foundation is a small group of folks who like to think... well, long term. The group "hopes to provide counterpoint to today's "faster/cheaper" mind set and promote "slower/better" thinking.
Neat concept but, enough about the philosophical banter. The really cool part of this group is that they are making a 10,000 year clock and putting it on the top of a Nevada mountain. The clock will tick once a year and the cuckoo will come out every 1,000 years. Talk about a party!