Blog Archive for January 24th, 02012

Jim Richardson Ticket Info

Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 02012 by Austin Brown
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The Long Now Foundation’s monthly

Seminars About Long-term Thinking

Jim Richardson on Heirlooms: Saving Humanity’s 10,000 Year Legacy of Food

Jim Richardson on “Heirlooms: Saving Humanity’s 10,000 Year Legacy of Food”

TICKETS

Wednesday February 22, 02012 at 7:30pm Cowell Theater at Fort Mason

Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! • General Tickets $10

About this Seminar:

Agricultural biodiversity is as much in need of defending as the world’s wildlife. Countless varieties of plants and animals were bred by the world’s peoples for talents specific to every soil, climate, and human culture. Most of them have been lost—their hard-won genetic sophistication extinguished. But many have survived, thanks to professional and amateur devotion, and they are wondrous—living embodiments of humanity’s deepest traditions.

Photojournalist Jim Richardson has been covering the agricultural beat for National Geographic since 1984. His spectacular photographs, and the stories he tells with them, are renowned.

Envisioning the Future of Technology

Posted on Tuesday, January 24th, 02012 by Alex Mensing
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Long Now Research Fellow Stuart Candy brought to our attention this visualization, which shows projections of what sorts of technologies will be available in the future, how soon, and how important they will be. It was created by London-based designer Michell Zappa, who leads a ‘technological trend bureau’ called Envisioning Technology. Their website explains that they seek to describe “where society is inexorably heading in the near future.”

Our research facilitates understanding the field for those who work in technology by painting a bigger picture of where the landscape is heading. In this, we try guide both corporations and public institutions in making better decisions about their (and society’s) future.