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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 28 Oct 21

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, senior year students at Avenues: The World School. Bacon and Kopinski spent the previous school year engaging with Long Now ideas, such as the pace layers model, while they pursued an independent project reflecting on the importance and fallibility of metrics when it comes to balancing long-term environmental and societal health. The essay crystallizes their learnings and proposes a long-term index that combines social, environmental, present, and future considerations. Authors’ …

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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, senior year students at Avenues: The World School. Bacon and Kopinski spent the previous school year engaging with Long Now ideas, such as the pace layers model, while they pursued …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 20 Sep 21

By Sarah McCrum and originally published at https://sarahmccrum.com/so-far-its-working/ Earlier this week I wrote a blog about my search for joy in business. And I genuinely meant joy, rather than enjoyment or happiness. I found myself being offered a question: “What if business is a sacred activity?” I’ve now had all of two days to explore this, so it’s premature to come to any conclusions, but it’s been such a heart and mind-opening experience that I want to share what’s going on. Each time I think about what I need to do today, I remind myself that it’s all sacred activity. …

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By Sarah McCrum and originally published at https://sarahmccrum.com/so-far-its-working/ Earlier this week I wrote a blog about my search for joy in business. And I genuinely meant joy, rather than enjoyment or happiness. I found myself being offered a question: “What if business is a sacred activity?” I’ve now had all of two days to explore this, so it’s premature to …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 19 Feb 21

In this episode of Post-Progressive Inquiries, Steve McIntosh and I visit with economist Pia Malaney to ponder economics through the lens of evolutionary theory. We look at what is arising concerning globalism and nationalism, wealth distribution, the future of work, model economies, the culture war between MAGAstan vs WOKEstan, and why Joe Biden gets us from the fire into the frying pan. Hope you enjoy the episode! – Jeff Salzman Pia Malaney is Co-Founder and Director of The Center for Innovation, Growth and Society and Senior Economist at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Her own professional research has focused …

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In this episode of Post-Progressive Inquiries, Steve McIntosh and I visit with economist Pia Malaney to ponder economics through the lens of evolutionary theory. We look at what is arising concerning globalism and nationalism, wealth distribution, the future of work, model economies, the culture war between MAGAstan vs WOKEstan, and why Joe Biden gets us from the fire into the …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 19 Feb 21

In this episode of Post-Progressive Inquiries, Steve McIntosh and I visit with economist Pia Malaney to ponder economics through the lens of evolutionary theory. We look at what is arising concerning globalism and nationalism, wealth distribution, the future of work, model economies, the culture war between MAGAstan vs WOKEstan, and why Joe Biden gets us from the fire into the frying pan. Hope you enjoy the episode! – Jeff Salzman Pia Malaney is Co-Founder and Director of The Center for Innovation, Growth and Society and Senior Economist at the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Her own professional research has focused …

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In this episode of Post-Progressive Inquiries, Steve McIntosh and I visit with economist Pia Malaney to ponder economics through the lens of evolutionary theory. We look at what is arising concerning globalism and nationalism, wealth distribution, the future of work, model economies, the culture war between MAGAstan vs WOKEstan, and why Joe Biden gets us from the fire into the …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 10 Nov 20

The following transcript has been edited for length and clarity.  The Role of Mental Maps This is a map of North America. It was made by a Dutch map maker by the name of Herman Moll, working in London in 01701. I bought it on Portobello Road for about 60 pounds back in 01981. Which is to say, it’s not a particularly valuable map. But there is something unusual about it: California is depicted as an island.  What’s interesting to me as a scenario planner is how the map came to be, how it was used, and how it was …

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The following transcript has been edited for length and clarity.  The Role of Mental Maps This is a map of North America. It was made by a Dutch map maker by the name of Herman Moll, working in London in 01701. I bought it on Portobello Road for about 60 pounds back in 01981. Which is to say, it’s not …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 21 Oct 20

The following transcript has been edited for length and clarity.  I want to lead you through some of the research that I’ve been doing on a meta-level around long-lived institutions, as well as some observations of the ways various systems have lasted for hundreds of thousands of years.  Long Now as a Long-lived Institution This is one of the early projects I worked with Stewart Brand on at Long Now. We were trying to define our problem space and explore the ways we think on different timescales. Generally, companies are working in the “nowadays,” although that’s been shortening to some …

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The following transcript has been edited for length and clarity.  I want to lead you through some of the research that I’ve been doing on a meta-level around long-lived institutions, as well as some observations of the ways various systems have lasted for hundreds of thousands of years.  Long Now as a Long-lived Institution This is one of the early …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 5 Jul 20

Note: I wrote this piece for Cocoon in November 2019. (http://www.cocoonprojects.com/labs/author/stelio/)Continue reading on Medium »

Note: I wrote this piece for Cocoon in November 2019. (http://www.cocoonprojects.com/labs/author/stelio/)Continue reading on Medium »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 5 Jul 20

Note: I wrote this piece for Cocoon in November 2019. (http://www.cocoonprojects.com/labs/author/stelio/)Continue reading on Medium »

Note: I wrote this piece for Cocoon in November 2019. (http://www.cocoonprojects.com/labs/author/stelio/)Continue reading on Medium »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 3 Dec 19

I would like to share a reflection on this very thoughtful article by my friend Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed summarizing the science of collapse as it relates to the current globalized civilization.For starters, let me say that I find resonance with nearly all that he says and that I encourage others to read it carefully and reflect upon how deeply you might radically change your lifestyle in service to Earth regeneration.Where I find issue with his assessment is the thing I’d like to share — as I hope it will shed new light on this discourse and contribute in a small way to …

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I would like to share a reflection on this very thoughtful article by my friend Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed summarizing the science of collapse as it relates to the current globalized civilization.For starters, let me say that I find resonance with nearly all that he says and that I encourage others to read it carefully and reflect upon how deeply you …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 3 Nov 19

Seeds are dispersed and activated in many waysThe Earth has an innate capacity to support life. The seeds of regeneration for this special planet lay dormant in its pathway of cosmological development that included being at just the right distance from the Sun, having a companion Moon to mix the oceans, and other key factors that gave rise to complex life.Among its many life systems has been the emergence of a peculiar mammal with distinctive cultural abilities — including the innate capacities to redirect evolutionary energies away from other species to feed itself. This is what has enabled humans to degrade landscapes all over …

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Seeds are dispersed and activated in many waysThe Earth has an innate capacity to support life. The seeds of regeneration for this special planet lay dormant in its pathway of cosmological development that included being at just the right distance from the Sun, having a companion Moon to mix the oceans, and other key factors that gave rise to complex life.Among its …

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