PLL project

Long Now Exhibition

When the present generation has long been forgotten, the projects of the Long Now Foundation will function continually. They blend the permanence of the world around us with creative and ingenious design to sustain their projects long into the future.

The Rosetta Disk is a handheld nickel circle, laser-inscribed with microscopic translations of over 1500 human languages. Read through a microscope and resistant to blemishing, its physically etched inscriptions help it to outlive the ephemerality of digitally-stored information.