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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 7 Jun 22

OnlySubs Episode 96: Stop Doomscrolling is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot Stop doomscrolling. Stop. Just stop. It’s not good for you. It’s not helping. It’s not research. It’s not even making you more aware of what’s going on in the world. So stop it! Doomscrolling is a term for fairly obsessively scrolling through social media or search engine results looking for more and more reasons to believe the world is falling apart, and it is worse than useless. It’s not productive or informative. It’s distracting and anti-productive, paralyzing instead …

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OnlySubs Episode 96: Stop Doomscrolling is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot Stop doomscrolling. Stop. Just stop. It’s not good for you. It’s not helping. It’s not research. It’s not even making you more aware of what’s going on in the world. So stop it! Doomscrolling is a term for …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 19 Jan 22

OnlySubs Episode 78: Questioning Digital Dependence is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot It’s a little strange and a little personal to talk about, I suppose, but I had a weird dream recently that I wanted to share with you. I dreamed I was out in the wilderness, maybe the desert somewhere, and suddenly realized I didn’t have my smartphone with me. At first, I panicked. Then I relaxed, remembering that until quite recently, nobody had smartphones, and people usually found their way just fine nonetheless. In this episode of …

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OnlySubs Episode 78: Questioning Digital Dependence is now available exclusively for New Discourses contributors on the following platforms: Locals Patreon Subscribestar YouTube Members Thinkspot It’s a little strange and a little personal to talk about, I suppose, but I had a weird dream recently that I wanted to share with you. I dreamed I was out in the wilderness, maybe the …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 13 Apr 21

Aboriginal fish traps. In search of a new story for the future of artificial intelligence, Long Now speaker Genevieve Bell looks back to its cybernetic origins — and keeps on looking, thousands of years into the past. From her new essay in Griffith Review: In this moment, we need to be reminded that stories of the future – about AI, or any kind – are never just about technology; they are about people and they are about the places those people find themselves, the places they might call home and the systems that bind them all together.Genevieve Bell, “Touching the Future” in …

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Aboriginal fish traps. In search of a new story for the future of artificial intelligence, Long Now speaker Genevieve Bell looks back to its cybernetic origins — and keeps on looking, thousands of years into the past. From her new essay in Griffith Review: In this moment, we need to be reminded that stories of the future – about AI, or …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 13 Apr 21

Aboriginal fish traps. In search of a new story for the future of artificial intelligence, Long Now speaker Genevieve Bell looks back to its cybernetic origins — and keeps on looking, thousands of years into the past. From her new essay in Griffith Review: In this moment, we need to be reminded that stories of the future – about AI, or any kind – are never just about technology; they are about people and they are about the places those people find themselves, the places they might call home and the systems that bind them all together.Genevieve Bell, “Touching the Future” in …

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Aboriginal fish traps. In search of a new story for the future of artificial intelligence, Long Now speaker Genevieve Bell looks back to its cybernetic origins — and keeps on looking, thousands of years into the past. From her new essay in Griffith Review: In this moment, we need to be reminded that stories of the future – about AI, or …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 23 Mar 21

Horologist Brittany Nicole Cox giving a talk at The Interval at Long Now on horological heritage (02019). Photo by Anthony Thornton. How do you measure a year? As straightforward as this seems, it is a truly personal question to each of us. What comes to mind? Life, weather or seismic events, loss or gains, political enterprises, a global pandemic? Or terms such as calendars, months, or dates? As a horologist, someone who studies time, I’ve realized there is no concrete way to answer that question. Yet, my job lies in the calculation, measurement, and the sure prediction of time passing …

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Horologist Brittany Nicole Cox giving a talk at The Interval at Long Now on horological heritage (02019). Photo by Anthony Thornton. How do you measure a year? As straightforward as this seems, it is a truly personal question to each of us. What comes to mind? Life, weather or seismic events, loss or gains, political enterprises, a global pandemic? Or …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 23 Mar 21

Horologist Brittany Nicole Cox giving a talk at The Interval at Long Now on horological heritage (02019). Photo by Anthony Thornton. How do you measure a year? As straightforward as this seems, it is a truly personal question to each of us. What comes to mind? Life, weather or seismic events, loss or gains, political enterprises, a global pandemic? Or terms such as calendars, months, or dates? As a horologist, someone who studies time, I’ve realized there is no concrete way to answer that question. Yet, my job lies in the calculation, measurement, and the sure prediction of time passing …

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Horologist Brittany Nicole Cox giving a talk at The Interval at Long Now on horological heritage (02019). Photo by Anthony Thornton. How do you measure a year? As straightforward as this seems, it is a truly personal question to each of us. What comes to mind? Life, weather or seismic events, loss or gains, political enterprises, a global pandemic? Or …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Mar 21

With thousands of members from all around the world, from artists and writers to engineers and farmers, the Long Now community has a wide range of perspectives, stories, and experience to offer. On October 20, 02020, we heard 12 of them in a curated set of short Ignite talks given by Long Now Members. What’s an Ignite talk? It’s a story format created by Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis that’s exactly 5 minutes long, told by a speaker who’s working with 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds (ready or not). These 12 Ignite talks ranged from geeky, fanciful, poignant, …

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With thousands of members from all around the world, from artists and writers to engineers and farmers, the Long Now community has a wide range of perspectives, stories, and experience to offer. On October 20, 02020, we heard 12 of them in a curated set of short Ignite talks given by Long Now Members. What’s an Ignite talk? It’s a …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Mar 21

With thousands of members from all around the world, from artists and writers to engineers and farmers, the Long Now community has a wide range of perspectives, stories, and experience to offer. On October 20, 02020, we heard 12 of them in a curated set of short Ignite talks given by Long Now Members. What’s an Ignite talk? It’s a story format created by Brady Forrest and Bre Pettis that’s exactly 5 minutes long, told by a speaker who’s working with 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds (ready or not). These 12 Ignite talks ranged from geeky, fanciful, poignant, …

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With thousands of members from all around the world, from artists and writers to engineers and farmers, the Long Now community has a wide range of perspectives, stories, and experience to offer. On October 20, 02020, we heard 12 of them in a curated set of short Ignite talks given by Long Now Members. What’s an Ignite talk? It’s a …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 11 Mar 21

When you’re lost in a forest at night, it’s best not to call for help. You have no idead what might be lurking in the shadows. Similarly…Continue reading on Rebel Wisdom »

When you’re lost in a forest at night, it’s best not to call for help. You have no idead what might be lurking in the shadows. Similarly…Continue reading on Rebel Wisdom »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 23 Feb 21

The Long Now Foundation · Peter Leyden – The Transformation: A Future History of the World from 02020 to 02050 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 biggest challenges like climate change, and lead to a societal transformation that will be understood as civilizational change by the year 02100. Peter Leyden has built the case for this extremely positive yet plausible scenario of the period from 02020 to 02050 as a sequel to the Wired cover story …

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The Long Now Foundation · Peter Leyden – The Transformation: A Future History of the World from 02020 to 02050 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 biggest challenges like climate change, and lead to a societal …

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