‘Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.’ – Susan Ertz

 

In the previous weeks I could give six short workshops for PGGM – a pension fund in the Netherlands – who had their week of ‘a valuable future’. Several workshops took place and one of them was my Timespiration workshop. The workshops were quite short in clocktime (40 minutes) but we could let the participants experience time in a different way. It was fun to do …

Proxima centauri – We already know that our universe is quite big … euh very big. The closest star to the earth (except for our sun) is called proxima centauri and is at a distance of 4 light years. Quite far if you know that a light year is traveling a year with the speed of light (300.000 km/second). So that means that the distance is around 37.000.000.000.000 km.

Our Sun is only traveling 8 light minutes from earth.

Life is what happens to you when you’re busy making other plans.
John Lennon

The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996 (*) and has the mission to stimulate people to think in a longer terms. They hope to counterpoint to today’s mindset ‘faster/cheaper’ to a more ‘slower/better’ thinking. The Long Now Foundation organizes seminars, conferences, … to promote this vision.
A very cool projects is a clock on a mountain top in eastern Nevada. The clock will tick once a year, bongs once a century and the cuckoo comes out every millennium.
(*1) the extra digit in the date is already added to solve the deca-millennium bug in 8000 years)

Long imprisonment – In Spain, a postman was accused of a very long imprisonment. Apparently, the law is in Spain that postmen can get an imprisonment of 9 years for not delivering a piece of mail. Because this guy hadn’t delivered more than 40.000 postal items, the prosecutor claimed 384.912 years of imprisonment.

The human clock is a site which shows a photograph of the current time – with the photo changing every minute of the day (1.440 pictures a day). Craig Giffen started this site in 2001 and now people from all over the world send pictures with the time on to this site & hope to get on the site. He celebrated 10 years of the human clock last year.

“In the end it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years”

“I never worry about the future. It comes soon enough” – Albert Einstein