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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 25 Apr 24

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 89 Our future, if the Woke Marxists prevail, may well be to be made into “digital cattle.” What does that mean? It means that we will be led into a state of dependency, perhaps using a Universal Basic Income, and enter into a remade (distributist) economy based on social credit, which is to say compliance with the state’s agendas for us. To make this system work, both practically and in terms of control mechanisms takes incredible amounts of data. Like cattle who earn their feed by being raised for meat, we will earn our “basic income”

New Discourses Bullets, Ep. 89 Our future, if the Woke Marxists prevail, may well be to be made into “digital cattle.” What does that mean? It means that we will be led into a state of dependency, perhaps using a Universal Basic Income, and enter into a remade (distributist) economy based on social credit, which is to say compliance with


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 Apr 24

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 138 George Soros has a theory of change, and his goal is to make and move history. That theory of change is easy to understand if we take the time. It is also explicitly dialectical and alchemical. For Soros, society moves “historically” during times of chaos when people are searching for guideposts for what the future will bring, and it proceeds through change by “fertile fallacies,” which are the seeds of what has elsewhere been called mass-formation psychosis. That is, feedback loops based on consequential errors change history. If you want to change

The New Discourses Podcast with James Lindsay, Episode 138 George Soros has a theory of change, and his goal is to make and move history. That theory of change is easy to understand if we take the time. It is also explicitly dialectical and alchemical. For Soros, society moves “historically” during times of chaos when people are searching for guideposts


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 3 Jan 22

Read the article in DutchVisual by Kelvy BirdDear Friends, as we enter the new year, I would like to take a moment to reflect on 2021 and to set the intention for 2022. What did we learn in 2021? Three things stand out for me.Humility. Whatever we thought or predicted would happen in 2021 probably changed multiple times over the course of the year. Starting with the attack on the US Capitol on January 6, the accelerated impact of climate change, not to mention Delta and Omicron, time and again we saw that reality keeps changing around us. Our established concepts and ways

Read the article in DutchVisual by Kelvy BirdDear Friends, as we enter the new year, I would like to take a moment to reflect on 2021 and to set the intention for 2022. What did we learn in 2021? Three things stand out for me.Humility. Whatever we thought or predicted would happen in 2021 probably changed multiple times over the course of the


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 5 Feb 21

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 article proposes that applying time-related concepts in museum exhibitions and events can contribute constructively to people’s engagement with climate change. Climate change now and future presents particular challenges as it is perceived to be psychologically distant. The link between this distance and effective climate action is complex and presents an opportunity for museums, as sites where psychological distance can be explored in safe, consequence-free ways. This paper explores how museums

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 article proposes that applying time-related concepts in museum exhibitions and events can contribute constructively to people’s engagement with climate change. Climate change now and future presents particular challenges as it


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 26 Oct 20

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 million years, the radioactive elements in nuclear waste defy our typical operating time frames. The questions around nuclear waste storage — how to keep it safe from those who might wish to weaponize it, where to store it, by what methods, for how long, and with what markings, if any, to warn humans who might stumble upon it thousands of years in the future — require long-term thinking.These questions brought the anthropologist Vincent Ialenti

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 million years, the radioactive elements in nuclear waste defy our typical operating time frames. The questions around nuclear waste storage — how to keep it safe from those who might wish to


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Oct 20

In the forest, boots crunching, tree tops sweeping in wind. Silence is not silent. The season is revealed in the wet soil and yellowed…Continue reading on Medium »

In the forest, boots crunching, tree tops sweeping in wind. Silence is not silent. The season is revealed in the wet soil and yellowed…Continue reading on Medium »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Oct 20

In the forest, boots crunching, tree tops sweeping in wind. Silence is not silent. The season is revealed in the wet soil and yellowed…Continue reading on Medium »

In the forest, boots crunching, tree tops sweeping in wind. Silence is not silent. The season is revealed in the wet soil and yellowed…Continue reading on Medium »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 24 Jul 20

I want to talk to all of you today about the humans that survived the current planetary predicament. How did they organize their lives? What was the key to their success? It is no secret that we are in the midst of a severe period of ecological collapse. The exploding human population lay flat on its growth curve for hundreds of thousands of years until the invention of industrial agriculture. Then it shot skyward in an exponential arc corresponding with the rapid depletion of intact ecosystems, healthy environments, and stored materials across the Earth. All of this happened in the

I want to talk to all of you today about the humans that survived the current planetary predicament. How did they organize their lives? What was the key to their success? It is no secret that we are in the midst of a severe period of ecological collapse. The exploding human population lay flat on its growth curve for hundreds


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 28 May 20

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, Alexander Rose, Paul Saffo, Peter Schwartz, Tiffany Shlain, Bina Venkataraman, and Geoffrey West.On April 14th, 02020, The Long Now Foundation convened a Long Conversation¹ featuring members of our board and invited speakers. Over almost five hours of spirited discussion, participants reflected on the current moment, how it fits into our deeper future, and how we can address threats to civilization that are rare but ultimately predictable. The following are excerpts from

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, Alexander Rose, Paul Saffo, Peter Schwartz, Tiffany Shlain, Bina Venkataraman, and Geoffrey West.On April 14th, 02020, The Long Now Foundation convened a Long Conversation¹ featuring members of our board and invited


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 19 Mar 20

It is starting to feel like a specific kind of cascading collapse may be upon us.As the Coronavirus spreads virally, the gutted social supports left in the 40 year wake of Neoliberal Capitalism are causing many people to lose their jobs; need to find ways to take care of their kids while continuing to work; and generally be on their own to fight for survival.The population overshoot enabled by the Green Revolution and fossil fuels has created a globalized consumer market economy that degraded many landscapes and polluted nearly everything.The nation states of the world are proving to be ill-equipped to

It is starting to feel like a specific kind of cascading collapse may be upon us.As the Coronavirus spreads virally, the gutted social supports left in the 40 year wake of Neoliberal Capitalism are causing many people to lose their jobs; need to find ways to take care of their kids while continuing to work; and generally be on their own


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