From The Long Now website:
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 Now; How 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.
From their website:
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.
Last 50 posts on own channels (YouTube, Podcast, Medium or Website/Blog):
Making the world better
Published on: 10 Apr 18 in Stewart Brand – Medium by Stewart Brand
Two ways to save humanity
Published on: 14 Feb 18 in Stewart Brand – Medium by Stewart Brand
Published on: 5 Nov 17 in Stewart Brand – Medium by Stewart Brand
Published on: 7 Sep 17 in Stewart Brand – Medium by Stewart Brand
How to finesse complexity
Published on: 22 Aug 17 in Stewart Brand – Medium by Stewart Brand
Time travel is time research
Published on: 4 Jul 17 in Stewart Brand – Medium by Stewart Brand
Why cities live forever
Published on: 22 Jun 17 in Stewart Brand – Medium by Stewart Brand
Published on: 25 May 17 in Stewart Brand – Medium by Stewart Brand
Doing Good Better
Published on: 27 Mar 17 in Stewart Brand – Medium by Stewart Brand
Toward agile government
Published on: 13 Feb 17 in Stewart Brand – Medium by Stewart Brand
It’s worth noting that Whole Earth Discipline only discusses the lower-right quadrant (external, collective) of Wilber’s four-quadrant model . Issues such as consciousness and culture (left quadrants) are outside its scope. Also, inasmuch as there is any form of consensus of viewpoints about proposed solution, some of the proposed solutions in this book might be considered to be outliers.
Whole Earth Discipline, an eye-opening book by the legendary author of the National Book Award-winning Whole Earth Catalog, persuasively details a new approach to our stewardship of the planet. Lifelong ecologist and futurist Stewart Brand relies on scientific rigor to shatter myths concerning nuclear energy, urbanization, genetic engineering, and other controversial subjects, showing exactly where the sources of our dilemmas lie and offering a bold, inventive set of policies and design- based solutions for shaping a more sustainable society. Thought- provoking and passionately argued, this is a pioneering book on one of the hottest issues facing humanity today.
Using the designing and building of The Clock of the Long Now as a framework, this is a book about the practical use of long time perspective: how to get it, how to use it, how to keep it in and out of sight. Here are the central questions it inspires: How do we make long-term thinking automatic and common instead of difficult and rare? Discipline in thought allows freedom. One needs the space and reliability to predict continuity to have the confidence not to be afraid of revolutions Taking the time to think of the future is more essential now than ever, as culture accelerates beyond its ability to be measured Probable things are vastly outnumbered by countless near-impossible eventualities. Reality is statistically forced to be extraordinary; fiction is not allowed this freedom This is a potent book that combines the chronicling of fantastic technology with equally visionary philosophical inquiry.