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The Long Now Foundation
The Long Now Foundation
A monumental, multi-millennial, mechanical clock as icon to long term thinking
Established in 01996
A monumental, multi-millennial, mechanical clock as icon to long term thinking
Established in 01996
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The Long Now Foundation was established in 01996* to develop the Clock and Library projects, as well as to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution. The Long Now Foundation hopes to provide a counterpoint to today’s accelerating culture and help make long-term thinking more common. We hope to foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years.

* The Long Now Foundation uses five-digit dates, the extra zero is to solve the deca-millennium bug which will come into effect in about 8,000 years.

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Stewart Brand
President of The Long Now Foundation
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Stewart Brand is co-founder and president of The Long Now Foundation and co-founder of Global Business Network. He created and edited the Whole Earth Catalog (National Book Award), and co-founded the Hackers Conference and The WELL. His books include The Clock of the Long NowHow Buildings Learn; and The Media Lab. His most recent book, titled Whole Earth Discipline, is published by Viking in the US and Atlantic in the UK. He graduated in Biology from Stanford and served as an Infantry officer.

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Roman Krznaric
Public Philosopher | Author | Founder Empathy Museum | Research Fellow of the Long Now Foundation
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Roman Krznaric is a public philosopher who writes about the power of ideas to change society. His books, including EmpathyThe Wonderbox and Carpe Diem Regained, have been published in more than 20 languages. His new book, The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short Term World, will be published in July 2020, and has been described by U2’s The Edge as ‘the book our children’s children will thank us for reading’.

After growing up in Sydney and Hong Kong, Roman studied at the universities of Oxford, London and Essex, where he gained his PhD in political sociology. He went on to found the world’s first Empathy Museum and the digital Empathy Library, and was also a founding faculty member of The School of Life. He is currently a Research Fellow of the Long Now Foundation.

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Last 50 posts on own channels (YouTube, Podcast, Medium or Website/Blog):

The Long Game: How to be a long-term thinker in a short-term world | Dorie Clark
Published on: 13 May 22 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Communities of Collaboration | John Markoff
Published on: 29 Apr 22 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Reflections on Optimism and Openness | John Markoff
Published on: 28 Apr 22 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Gainfully Unemployed | John Markoff
Published on: 27 Apr 22 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Possible Minds | John Brockman
Published on: 25 Apr 22 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Seeds of a Good Anthropocene | Elena Bennett
Published on: 25 Apr 22 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Quantum Computer Reality | Seth Lloyd
Published on: 25 Apr 22 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Beyond Digital | Nicholas Negroponte
Published on: 25 Apr 22 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Creon Levit | Space Debris and The Kessler Syndrome: A Possible Future Trapped on Earth
Published on: 18 Apr 22 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Floating Upstream: The Many Lives of Stewart Brand | John Markoff
Published on: 14 Apr 22 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Dorie Clark – The Long Game: How to be a long-term thinker in a short-term world
Published on: 4 Apr 22 in The Long Now Foundation – Podcast by The Long Now Foundation

Science Fiction’s Temporal Categories | Kim Stanley Robinson
Published on: 1 Apr 22 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Long Now Member Ignite Talks 02022
Published on: 1 Apr 22 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Co-ordinating Response to Changing Climate | Kim Stanley Robinson
Published on: 31 Mar 22 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Climate Futures: Beyond 02022 | Kim Stanley Robinson
Published on: 29 Mar 22 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

John Markoff – Floating Upstream: The Many Lives of Stewart Brand
Published on: 21 Mar 22 in The Long Now Foundation – Podcast by The Long Now Foundation

Dorie Clark | The Long Game: How to be a long-term thinker in a short-term world
Published on: 10 Mar 22 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Kim Stanley Robinson – Climate Futures: Beyond 02022
Published on: 1 Mar 22 in The Long Now Foundation – Podcast by The Long Now Foundation

Geoff Manaugh, Nicola Twilley – Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine
Published on: 2 Feb 22 in The Long Now Foundation – Podcast by The Long Now Foundation

John Markoff | Floating Upstream: The Many Lives of Stewart Brand
Published on: 5 Jan 22 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Neri Oxman | Nature x Humanity
Published on: 5 Jan 22 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Science and Science Fiction of Atmospheric Intervention | Neal Stephenson
Published on: 17 Dec 21 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Legends of Anomalous Long Winters | Neal Stephenson
Published on: 16 Dec 21 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Present and Future of Human Geographies | Parag Khanna
Published on: 15 Dec 21 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Kim Stanley Robinson | Climate Futures: Beyond 02022
Published on: 13 Dec 21 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Neal Stephenson | Termination Shock
Published on: 13 Dec 21 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Civilization 3.0 | Parag Khanna
Published on: 10 Dec 21 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Rick Prelinger | LOST LANDSCAPES 02021 Earth, Fire, Air, Water: California Infrastructures
Published on: 10 Dec 21 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

The Future and the Past of the Metaverse
Published on: 17 Nov 21 in The Long Now Foundation – Website by Jacob Kuppermann

Rick Prelinger | LOST LANDSCAPES 02021 Earth, Fire, Air, Water: California Infrastructures
Published on: 16 Nov 21 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Neal Stephenson: Termination Shock
Published on: 16 Nov 21 in The Long Now Foundation – Podcast by The Long Now Foundation

Planetary Quarantine | Geoff Manaugh & Nicola Twilley
Published on: 12 Nov 21 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Nuclear Waste Isolation | Geoff Manaugh & Nicola Twilley
Published on: 11 Nov 21 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Humane High-level Isolation | Geoff Manaugh & Nicola Twilley
Published on: 10 Nov 21 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Why Mobility is Destiny | Parag Khanna
Published on: 10 Nov 21 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Stewart Brand Takes Us On “The Maintenance Race”
Published on: 28 Oct 21 in The Long Now Foundation – Website by Jacob Kuppermann

Stewart Brand Takes Us On “The Maintenance Race”
Published on: 28 Oct 21 in The Long Now Foundation – Website by Jacob Kuppermann

The Future of Progress: A Concern for the Present
Published on: 28 Oct 21 in The Long Now Foundation – Website by Lucienne Bacon & Lucas Kopinski

The Future of Progress: A Concern for the Present
Published on: 28 Oct 21 in The Long Now Foundation – Website by Lucienne Bacon & Lucas Kopinski

Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine | Geoff Manaugh, Nicola Twilley
Published on: 27 Oct 21 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

“Dune,” “Foundation,” and the Allure of Science Fiction that Thinks Long-Term
Published on: 22 Oct 21 in The Long Now Foundation – Website by Jacob Kuppermann

“Dune,” “Foundation,” and the Allure of Science Fiction that Thinks Long-Term
Published on: 22 Oct 21 in The Long Now Foundation – Website by Jacob Kuppermann

Parag Khanna | Why Mobility is Destiny
Published on: 6 Oct 21 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Bombing of the Royal Observatory Chronograph | David Rooney
Published on: 1 Oct 21 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

The Next 25(0[0]) Years of the Internet Archive
Published on: 30 Sep 21 in The Long Now Foundation – Website by Jacob Kuppermann

The Next 25(0[0]) Years of the Internet Archive
Published on: 30 Sep 21 in The Long Now Foundation – Website by Jacob Kuppermann

Imperial Infrastructure of Time | David Rooney
Published on: 30 Sep 21 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Anarchy’s Attack on Authoritative Time | David Rooney
Published on: 29 Sep 21 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks | David Rooney (Talk + Q&A)
Published on: 28 Sep 21 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks | David Rooney
Published on: 21 Sep 21 in The Long Now Foundation – YouTube by Long Now Foundation

Personal goals need a long-term strategy too. Dorie Clark offers concrete practices to sharpen strategic thinking and incorporate a long-term perspective within a personal time scale. By reorienting ourselves to …Read more
Stewart Brand, in conversation with journalist John Markoff and Long Now Executive Director Alexander Rose, outlines his operational mode of moving through life. Join us for an illuminating evening with …Read more
Stewart Brand, in conversation with journalist John Markoff and Long Now Executive Director Alexander Rose, shares some lessons learned while living within Silicon Valley’s techno-optimism. Join us for an illuminating …Read more
Stewart Brand, in conversation with journalist John Markoff and Long Now Executive Director Alexander Rose, provides a personal example of the advantages conferred from not getting a job. Join us …Read more
John Brockman is founder and publisher of the online salon Edge.org, a website devoted to discussions of cutting-edge science by many of the world’s foremost thinkers, the leaders of what …Read more
As humans increasingly dominate Earth’s natural systems over the coming centuries (“the Anthropocene”), how can we ensure that it becomes a “good Anthopocene” — a world in which nature and …Read more
Quantum computing is widely considered to be: – The most potentially transformative technology of this century; – Nothing but hope and hype. A reliable reporter who is familiar with all …Read more
It’s far easier to predict the future when you are helping make and distribute it. Nicholas Negroponte exemplifies this with his notable accomplishments, including co-founding the MIT Media Lab, being …Read more
More than one hundred million pieces of human-made space debris currently orbit our planet, most moving at more than 10,000 mph. Every year their number increases, creating a progressively more …Read more
Join us for an illuminating evening with journalist John Markoff in conversation with Long Now’s Co-founder Stewart Brand and Executive Director Alexander Rose around Markoff’s new biography of Brand. Journalist …Read more
Sci-fi writer Kim Stanley Robinson outlines the qualities of science fiction that are particular to different timeframes. Long Now continues our dialogue with the acclaimed writer Kim Stanley Robinson around …Read more
For almost two decades, Long Now has produced hundreds of talks from the world’s leading long-term thinkers—and it’s all possible because of the support of our members and donors. Now, …Read more
Sci-fi writer Kim Stanley Robinson shares his experiences from COP26, and what he has learned since. Long Now continues our dialogue with the acclaimed writer Kim Stanley Robinson around COP26 …Read more
Long Now continues our dialogue with the acclaimed writer Kim Stanley Robinson around COP26 and his most recent book The Ministry for the Future. Clean energy advocate & author Ramez …Read more
Personal goals need a long-term strategy too. Dorie Clark offers concrete practices to sharpen strategic thinking and incorporate a long term perspective within a personal time scale. By reorienting ourselves …Read more
Journalist John Markoff writes about technology, society and the key figures who shaped Silicon Valley and the personal computer revolution. Along the way, his stories and reporting intersected with Stewart …Read more
Working at the intersection of technology and biology, architect and designer Neri Oxman is calling for a fundamental shift in the way we design and construct the built environment – …Read more
Writer & Novelist Neal Stephenson provides an overview of historical global effects from volcanic eruptions, as well as the hypothetical concept of solar geoengineering — an artificial technique to reproduce …Read more
Writer & Novelist Neal Stephenson recounts stories from cultures preserving the memory of unusually long winters, possibly caused by volcanic eruptions on the other side of the planet. From the …Read more
Futurist Parag Khanna provides an overview of present layers of geography and future scenarios of human migration. From the Long Now Seminar, “Why Mobility is Destiny” by Parag Khanna. Watch …Read more
Long Now continues our dialog with the acclaimed writer Kim Stanley Robinson around COP26 and his most recent book "The Ministry for the Future". Tickets for the in-person talk in …Read more
Join us for an evening with Neal Stephenson reading from his newest book "Termination Shock" (pub. 11/16/21) and discussing the long-term vision, dire risks and potential solutions around climate change …Read more
Futurist Parag Khanna explores technological innovations that will allow humans to move to more favorable geographies, or adapt to those that have become unfavorable. From the Long Now Seminar, “Why …Read more
Join us in-person at the Herbst Theater this year for a special one night showing of a new Lost Landscapes film by Rick Prelinger! Long Now Members and supporters of …Read more
In the mid-2000s, the virtual world of the game Second Life was seen by many as a nascent metaverse, a term for virtual worlds coined by Neal Stephenson. Courtesy of …Read more
Bernard Moitessier’s yacht Joshua was the model of perfect maintenance in his 1968 circumnavigation of the globe Maintenance is all around us. On every level from the cellular up to …Read more
Bernard Moitessier’s yacht Joshua was the model of perfect maintenance in his 1968 circumnavigation of the globe Maintenance is all around us. On every level from the cellular up to …Read more
A sign from the No Planet B global climate strike in September 02019. Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash The following essay was written by Lucienne Bacon and Lucas Kopinski, …Read more
A sign from the No Planet B global climate strike in September 02019. Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash The following essay was written by Lucienne Bacon and Lucas Kopinski, …Read more
The first book of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series was also published as The 1,000-Year Plan —  an indication of the series’ focus on long-term thinking. Cover design by Ed Valigursky …Read more
The first book of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation series was also published as The 1,000-Year Plan —  an indication of the series’ focus on long-term thinking. Cover design by Ed Valigursky …Read more
Long Now’s Website, as reimagined by the Internet Archive’s Wayforward Machine For the past 25 years, the Internet Archive has embraced a bold vision of “Universal Access to All Knowledge.” …Read more
Long Now’s Website, as reimagined by the Internet Archive’s Wayforward Machine For the past 25 years, the Internet Archive has embraced a bold vision of “Universal Access to All Knowledge.” …Read more
Sediment cores like these can help uncover the deep climatological history of the earth and provide insight into our climate futures. Courtesy of Hannes Grobe AWI/CRP The 02021 Working Group …Read more
Sediment cores like these can help uncover the deep climatological history of the earth and provide insight into our climate futures. Courtesy of Hannes Grobe AWI/CRP The 02021 Working Group …Read more
The skies of the Bay Area turned orange in September 02020, as the smoke from the complex of wildfires throughout the Bay overwhelmed the sky. Image courtesy of Long Now …Read more
The skies of the Bay Area turned orange in September 02020, as the smoke from the complex of wildfires throughout the Bay overwhelmed the sky. Image courtesy of Long Now …Read more
Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides an enlightening window into the history of global trade and human …Read more
Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences provides an enlightening window into the history of global trade and human …Read more
3 bound copies of the Letters to the Future Project. Source: Letters to the future In our efforts to foster long-term thinking and preservation, we at Long Now do not …Read more
3 bound copies of the Letters to the Future Project. Source: Letters to the future In our efforts to foster long-term thinking and preservation, we at Long Now do not …Read more
“It is Time” (02020) by Alicia Eggert in collaboration with David Moinina Sengeh. The neon sign was commissioned by TED and Fine Acts for TED Countdown, and driven around Dallas, …Read more
“It is Time” (02020) by Alicia Eggert in collaboration with David Moinina Sengeh. The neon sign was commissioned by TED and Fine Acts for TED Countdown, and driven around Dallas, …Read more
Gutter Street, a London-based theatre company, is premiering a play called The Long Now later this month. “The Long Now is inspired by the work of the @longnow foundation and takes a look at …Read more
Gutter Street, a London-based theatre company, is premiering a play called The Long Now later this month. “The Long Now is inspired by the work of the @longnow foundation and takes a look at …Read more
<iframe loading="lazy" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/529378458" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" In March 02021, We Are As Gods, the documentary about Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand, premiered at SXSW. As part of the premiere, the …Read more
<iframe loading="lazy" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/529378458" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" In March 02021, We Are As Gods, the documentary about Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand, premiered at SXSW. As part of the premiere, the …Read more
Long Now is pleased to announce that longtime Interval bartender Ty Caudle will become The Interval’s next Beverage Director. He takes the reins from Todd Carnam, who has moved to …Read more
Challenging perceptions of time and place to enhance climate change engagement through museumsLong Now co-founder Brian Eno in front of his 77 Million Paintings generative artwork (02007).By Henry McGhie*, Sarah Mander**, Asher Minns***AbstractThis …Read more
Futurist Peter Schwartz distills the lessons learned from his work in scenario planning for organizations.Photo by Andrew Neel on UnsplashThe following transcript of Peter Schwartz’s Long Now talk on scenario planning …Read more
An interview with Vincent Ialenti, author of Deep Time ReckoningInside Finland’s Olkiluoto nuclear waste repository, 1,500 feet underground. Photo Credit: Peter GuenzelWith half-lives ranging from 30 to 24,000, or even 16 …Read more
Insights from 14 of the world’s foremost long-term thinkersLong Conversation speakers (from top left): Stewart Brand, Esther Dyson, David Eagleman, Ping fu, Katherine Fulton, Danny Hillis, Kevin Kelly, Ramez Naam, …Read more
Tickets to the Moon. Teleporting inanimate objects. A woman on the roster of an NFL, NBA, NHL, or MLS team. These are the Long Bets and Predictions made about the …Read more
“Digital storage is easy; digital preservation is hard.”-Stewart Brand, The Clock of the Long Now (01999)In March of 02019, MySpace, the one-time de facto social media network before the rise of Facebook, …Read more
We can no longer see ourselves as separate from the natural world or our technology, but as a part of them, integrated, codependent, and entangled.Quantum entanglement. (Courtesy: iStock/Traffic-Analyzer)By Danny HillisWe humans …Read more
50 years ago, the Apollo 11 moon landing was televised live to some 600 million viewers back on planet Earth. One of them was future Long Now co-founder Brian Eno, …Read more
A History of Land Art in the American West, Part IIISource: The Center for Land Use Interpretation.As installation begins at the Texas site for Long Now’s monumental 10,000 Year Clock, it’s …Read more
There are reasons to be hopeful after the fire.East facade of Notre Dame in the 1860s.In the hours after news broke that the Cathedral of Notre Dame suffered extensive fire damage, many …Read more
Transmissions from the ambient frontierContinue reading on The Long Now Foundation » …Read more
A new paper by archaeologists Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo addresses one of the longstanding mysteries of the monuments of Easter Island: their location.Four hundred of the statues, known as …Read more
Personal goals need a long-term strategy too. Dorie Clark offers concrete practices to sharpen strategic thinking and incorporate a long-term perspective within a personal time scale. By reorienting ourselves to …Read more
Join us for an illuminating evening with journalist John Markoff in conversation with Long Now’s Co-founder Stewart Brand and Executive Director Alexander Rose around Markoff’s new biography of Brand. Journalist …Read more
Long Now continues our dialogue with the acclaimed writer Kim Stanley Robinson around COP26 and his most recent book The Ministry for the Future. Clean energy advocate & author Ramez …Read more
Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley track the history and future of quarantine around the globe, chasing the story of emergency isolation through time and space—from the crumbling lazarettos of the …Read more
Neal Stephenson’s sweeping, prescient new novel transports readers to a near-future world in which the greenhouse effect has inexorably resulted in a whirling-dervish troposphere of superstorms, rising sea levels, global …Read more
As a society, how do we address the “wicked hard problem” of vaccine acceptance? How can public health institutions reach those who are hesitant when even robust fact-based campaigns don’t …Read more
What is time? What is humankind’s role in the universe? What is the meaning of life? For much of human history, these questions have been the province of religion and …Read more
One of Long Now’s founding premises is that humanity’s most significant challenges require long-term solutions, including institutions that caretake and guide the knowledge and commitment needed to work over long …Read more
Reporter and writer Nathaniel Rich delves deep into conversation with Revive & Restore’s Ryan Phelan and Ben Novak to discuss his newest book “Second Nature: Scenes from a World Remade”, …Read more
A compelling case can be made that we are in the early stages of another tech and economic boom in the next 30 years that will help solve our era’s …Read more
Jason Tester asks us to see the powerful potential of “queering the future” – how looking at the future through a lens of difference and openness can reveal unexpected solutions …Read more
Drawing on thousands of years of medical texts and recent cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry, and human physiology, journalist James Nestor questions the conventional wisdom of what we thought …Read more
Nadia Eghbal is particularly interested in infrastructure, governance, and the economics of the internet – and how the dynamics of these subjects play out in software, online communities and generally …Read more
Human beings have an astonishing evolutionary gift: agile imaginations that can shift in an instant from thinking on a scale of seconds to a scale of years or even centuries. …Read more
Responding to climate change by building hard infrastructures and favoring high-tech homogenous design, we are ignoring millennia-old knowledge of how to live in symbiosis with nature. Without implementing soft systems …Read more
“I have always felt I have an obligation to build the future I want to see. We know that AI-powered cyber-physical systems (CPS) will scale in society. The challenge we …Read more
Craig Childs chronicles the last millennia of the Ice Age, the violent oscillations and retreat of glaciers, the clues and traces that document the first encounters of early humans, and …Read more
Throughout Peter Calthorpe’s decade-spanning career in urban design, planning, and architecture, he has developed and practiced the key principles of New Urbanism: that the most successful places are diverse in …Read more
“As a forecaster and Afrofuturist who imagines alternative futures from a Black Diaspora perspective, I think about long-term signals that will shape the next 10 to 100 years.” —Dr. Lonny …Read more
At the intersection of climate change, biodiversity loss, and food scarcity lies an unexpected and abundant resource: insects. Brian Fisher has spent three decades documenting biodiversity in Madagascar, a nation …Read more
In May 02020, during the COVID19 pandemic, we screened Ostaseski’s 02017 Seminar along with a new live Q&A with Frank Ostaseski and Alexander Rose addressing death during these uncertain and …Read more
Humans have consumed psychedelics for at least the last 10,000 years. The outlawing of psychedelics in most of the world in the 20th century didn’t stop that, but it did …Read more
Dr. Laurance Doyle is an astrophysicist and principal investigator at SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) with expertise in diverse subjects including extrasolar planets, signal processing and communications theory. He has …Read more
The neobiological revolution started with the sequencing of the human genome, and really took off once we started being able to edit and reprogram DNA. Jane Metcalfe first saw this …Read more
Brian Eno on the origins of The Long Now Foundation:The Birth of the Long Now Foundation – Brian Enowww.youtube.comComplete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/02/01/Long-Term_Thinking_in_the_Next_10000_YearsComposer Brian Eno recalls how he and Stewart Brand joined up to co-fo… …Read more
Happy Birthday, Brian Eno https://longnow.org/ideas/02000/05/01/the-big-here-and-long-now/ …Read more
Join us online on May 25, 02022 at 5 PM Pacific for a series of Ignite Talks from Long Now members, featuring surprising and thought-provoking ideas on everything from art to scientific revolutions to ancient volcanoes. More details here: https://longnow.org/ideas/02022/03/29/long-now-member-ignite-talks-02022/ …Read more
“The best climate fiction can do more than spur us to action to save the world we have — it can help us conceptualize the worlds, both beautiful and dire, that may lie ahead. These stories can be maps to the future, tools for understanding the complex systems that intertwine with the changing climates to come.”How to Imagine Climate Futureslongnow.orgThe …Read more
Long Now Research Fellow Roman Krznaric provides a cognitive toolkit for the kinds of long-term thinking necessary to tackle the challenges of our time.Six Ways to Think Long-term: A Cognitive Toolkit for Good Ancestorslongnow.orgNone of these six ways is enough alone to create a long-term revolution of the human mind — a fundamental shift in our perception of time. But …Read more
A new podcast from @StripePress explores infrastructure, delving beneath the surface of our modern world to analyze the key challenges facing our society.‎Beneath the Surface: An Infrastructure Podcast on Apple Podcastspodcasts.apple.com‎Technology · 2022 …Read more
Through the lens of chronemics, the study of the relationship between time and communication, we can examine why time appears to have a different essence at different times. https://daily.jstor.org/chronemics-and-the-nonverbal-language-of-time/ …Read more
At sea, species as diverse as deep sea clams, giant tortoises, and rockfish possess extreme longevity. What do their genetics tell us about the secrets to living long?The Salty Secrets of Extreme Longevity – NEO.LIFEneo.lifeRockfish, clams, tortoises, and other underwater Methuselahs harbor adaptations that could provide clues to unlocking our own longevity. …Read more
Beyond passing trends and economic fluctuations, what does the future of work really look like?What if the future of work is exactly the same?www.vox.comFor many, the gains in worker pay and power during the pandemic are fading fast — if they even saw them at all. …Read more
Contrary to popular belief, starlings were not introduced to North America by a nineteenth century Shakespeare aficionado. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/11/science/starlings-birds-shakespeare.html …Read more
Could open source tractors be the future of farm equipment? https://civileats.com/2022/04/27/right-to-repair-open-source-tractors-john-deere-oggun-farms-profitability-technology/ …Read more
“Waging war is an act of destruction. And, studies suggest, it’s one that disproportionately affects the planet’s most important ecosystems.”A ‘Silent Victim’: How Nature Becomes a Casualty of Warwww.nytimes.comResearch on past conflicts suggests that the war in Ukraine could have a profound environmental impact. …Read more
Read Professor Beth Shapiro (@bonesandbugs) on the role synthetic biology can play in saving the natural world, including @Revive_Restore’s work on black-footed ferret restoration.Perspective | If we want to save the natural world, we’re going to have to change itwww.washingtonpost.comSynthetic biology is the key to protecting nature in our changing climate. …Read more
Stewart Brand, in conversation with journalist John Markoff and Long Now Executive Director Alexander Rose, shares some lessons learned while living within Silicon Valley’s techno-optimism. …Read more
Stewart Brand, in conversation with journalist John Markoff and Long Now Executive Director Alexander Rose, outlines his operational mode of moving through life. …Read more
Stewart Brand, in conversation with journalist John Markoff and Long Now Executive Director Alexander Rose, provides a personal example of the advantages conferred from not getting a job. …Read more
The Ohlone people have lived for more than 10,000 years as the indigenous people of the Bay Area. A new study re-affirms their long-term presence in the area, and may open the door for federal recognition.This Native American Tribe Wants Federal Recognition. A New DNA Analysis Could Bolster Its Casewww.smithsonianmag.comThe new findings could help Mukwema Ohlone prove they never went …Read more
Sci-fi writer Kim Stanley Robinson shares his experiences from COP26, and what he has learned since. …Read more
A new analysis of a crater hidden under the Arctic ice reveals that the asteroid impact that caused it is far older than expected. https://eos.org/articles/impact-structure-hidden-under-arctic-ice-dates-to-the-paleocene …Read more
Writers Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley explore the limits of isolation techniques, journeying thousands of feet into the Earth & thousands of years into the future. …Read more
Researchers at the Argonne National Laboratory are using artificial intelligence techniques to incorporate Kirigami, the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting, into the design of thin, stretchable electronics. https://techxplore.com/news/2022-04-ancient-art-kirigami-ai-materials.html …Read more
In 02011, @CarlZimmer discussed the potential risks of a future virus that could be a replay of the 01918 Spanish Flu, which resulted in an estimated 25-100 million deaths. Watch his full talk here: https://longnow.org/seminars/02011/jun/07/viral-time/ https://t.co/WIc9E0pvyB …Read more
RT @AliciaEggert: What a magical weekend celebrating the opening of This Present Moment @RenwickGallery. I only wish @stewartbrand and @longnow could have been there! …Read more
Brian Eno on the origins of The Long Now Foundation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y3H1fuxXE8 …Read more
Happy Birthday, Brian Eno https://longnow.org/ideas/02000/05/01/the-big-here-and-long-now/ …Read more
RT @NoemaMag: “Pondering this vast desert landscape can grind up one’s short-term predicaments into the shifting sands of deep time,” @vincent_ialenti writes 🎨: @BoubayTimothee https://www.noemamag.com/keeping-time-into-the-great-beyond/?utm_source=noematwitter&utm_medium=noemasocial …Read more
David Byrne (@DBtodomundo) in conversation with @stewartbrand on the benefits of artistic collaboration. https://t.co/S4eTEVFJce …Read more
RT @attoparsec: Hey, that’s me! https://twitter.com/longnow/status/1525179833449271297 …Read more
RT @lindagassart: I’m telling a 5-minute story of how the Living Shoreline Project came to be as part of the @longnow Ignite Talks on 5/25 at 5pm PT – all are invited to watch on YouTube. https://twitter.com/longnow/status/1525179833449271297 …Read more
Join us online on May 25, 02022 at 5 PM Pacific for a series of @ignitetalks from Long Now members, featuring surprising and thought-provoking ideas on everything from art to scientific revolutions to ancient volcanoes. More details here: https://longnow.org/ideas/02022/03/29/long-now-member-ignite-talks-02022/ …Read more
“The best climate fiction can do more than spur us to action to save the world we have — it can help us conceptualize the worlds, both beautiful and dire, that may lie ahead. These stories can be maps to the future.” https://longnow.org/ideas/02022/04/27/how-to-imagine-climate-futures/ …Read more
RT @romankrznaric: Probably the best overview article about my book The Good Ancestor, exploring each of the six ways to think long term, via @longnow https://twitter.com/longnow/status/1524832531735932928 …Read more
Long Now Research Fellow @RomanKrznaric provides a cognitive toolkit for the kinds of long-term thinking necessary to tackle the challenges of our time. https://longnow.org/ideas/02020/07/20/six-ways-to-think-long-term-a-cognitive-toolkit-for-good-ancestors/ …Read more
“When you can do the thing you’re doing in your sleep, wake up! Go somewhere else!” – @StewartBrand https://t.co/bQfx60mUFa …Read more
A new podcast from @StripePress explores infrastructure, delving beneath the surface of our modern world to analyze the key challenges facing our society. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beneath-the-surface-an-infrastructure-podcast/id1621363510 …Read more
Through the lens of chronemics, the study of the relationship between time and communication, we can examine why time appears to have a different essence at different times. https://daily.jstor.org/chronemics-and-the-nonverbal-language-of-time/ …Read more
RT @sapinker: Update on my Long Bet w Sir Martin Rees: We’ve agreed upon a way to resolve it. 02017-02020 (4 years): A bioterror or bioerror will lead to one million casualties in a single event within a six month period starting no later than Dec 31 02020. – Long Bets https://longbets.org/9/ …Read more
RT @stewartbrand: How humans became an urban animal. https://twitter.com/longnow/status/1524058682664927236 …Read more
“The real building blocks of urbanism are people, places, and the resulting possiblities […] and in those three categories, modern and ancient cities are exactly the same.” – Archaeologist Monica L. Smith (@SmithUCLA) on what ancient & modern cities share. https://t.co/WebZ133Si7 …Read more
At sea, species as diverse as deep sea clams, giant tortoises, and rockfish possess extreme longevity. What do their genetics tell us about the secrets to living long? https://neo.life/2022/04/the-salty-secrets-of-extreme-longevity/ …Read more
Beyond passing trends and economic fluctuations, what does the future of work really look like? https://www.vox.com/the-highlight/22977654/future-of-work-restaurants-retail-hospitality …Read more
Contrary to popular belief, starlings were not introduced to North America by a nineteenth century Shakespeare aficionado. https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/11/science/starlings-birds-shakespeare.html …Read more
RT @KenCaldeira: Global CO2 emissions remain 0.8% below 2019 levels, but somehow I think @TedNordhaus (and the world) will lose the bet on whether we have already seen peak CO2 emissions. https://www.globalcarbonproject.org/carbonbudget/21/highlights.htm https://twitter.com/longnow/status/1440047631036649478 …Read more
RT @getmatterapp: From today’s roundup, written by the great @michaelchabon in 02006 for @longnow. https://longnow.org/essays/omega-glory/ …Read more

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