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The Data of Long-lived Institutions

The story of which institutions have lasted the longest throughout history, and why

Long Now as a Long-lived Institution

The Longest-Lived Institutions in the World

Long-term Thinking is Not Inherently Good

How to Build Things That Last

Taking the Future into Account

Learn More

  • Read Peter Schwartz’s essay from this series, “Scenario Planning for the Long-term.”
  • Visit Long Now’s Organizational Continuity page to learn more about our research into long-lived institutions.
  • Watch the talks from our Organizational Continuity launch.



The Long Now Foundation is a San Francisco based non-profit that works to promote long-term thinking. We are perhaps best known for building a Clock that will last for 10,000 years. Long Now members help make all we do possible. Learn more: https://longnow.org/membership/

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Alexander Rose

Executive director of The Long Now Foundation, founder of The Interval Bar, builder of combat and cocktail robots, and large flamethrowers.