February 26th, 02013 by Andrew Warner
The Long Now Foundation’s monthly
George Dyson on “‘No Time Is There’ — The Digital Universe and Why Things Appear To Be Speeding Up”
Tuesday March 19, 02013 at 7:30pm Herbst Theatre on Van Ness Ave. San Francisco, California
Long Now Members can reserve 2 seats, join today! & General Tickets $15
About this Seminar:
When thinking about the future, it is easy to forget to look behind you. Enter George Dyson, “an historian among futurists”, who does deep research into the history of computing to understand the trends that will bring us into the future.
One of his persistent themes is taking the “digital universe” metaphor seriously. When we turned on the first computers, we created a computational universe, a universe that is now growing by 5 trillion bits of storage per second. This universe is not merely expanding–it is exploding, and we need to understand computer time as well as we understand human time.
This talk is in partnership with General Assembly and we would like to extend a special welcome to their members.