Established in 01996 […] The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide counterpoint to today’s “faster/cheaper” mind set and promote “slower/better” thinking.
A very admirable goal and one I’m inclined to embrace wholeheartedly. You may have heard of one of their projects, Long Bets. The current featured bet was placed by Warren Buffett with a $1,000,000 stake:
“Over a ten-year period commencing on January 1, 2008, and ending on December 31, 2017, the S&P 500 will outperform a portfolio of funds of hedge funds, when performance is measured on a basis net of fees, costs and expenses.”