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Blog Archive for the ‘Millennial Precedent’ Category

Ancient Legend Saves Lives of Descendants

by Charlotte Hajer on April 11th, 02012

Sometimes technology fails – but luckily, collective memory can step in to lend a hand. In a recent LA Times article, José Holguín-Veras writes about an old legend that saved a small island community in Japan from perishing in the tsunami that followed the earthquake of March 02011. The quake had toppled their tsunami warning…  Read More

Alexander Rose at Chabot Space & Science Center March 16

by Austin Brown on March 14th, 02012

Long Now Executive Director and 10,000-year Clock Project Manager Alexander Rose will discuss the ongoing construction of the 10,000-year Clock in western Texas at the Chabot Space & Science Center Friday night, March 16th. He’s appearing at Chabot’s monthly Night School, where, students of life can explore, imagine, create and mingle in an incredibly inspiring…  Read More

Long Now Media Update

by Danielle Engelman on November 21st, 02011

WATCH Alexander Rose’s “Millennial Precedent” There is new media available from our monthly series, the Seminars About Long-term Thinking. Stewart Brand’s summaries and audio downloads or podcasts of the talks are free to the public; Long Now members can view HD video of the Seminars and comment on them.

Inside Svalbard, the Doomsday Vault Saving the Past and Future of Agriculture

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on July 25th, 02011

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is an underground repository located at 78 degrees North latitude that currently stores nearly a million seed samples to preserve crop diversity for the future. Many see the vault as a resource for a “doomsday” scenario brought on by severe climate change or other ecological disaster. Long Now has been…  Read More

10×10,000

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 12th, 02010

CNN is running a story on the 100,000 year Finnish nuclear storage bunker.  I hope to see this at some point, I love it when people do projects that make our 10,000 year project seem short sighted… In Finland they believe they have found a [nuclear waste] solution, with the world’s first permanent nuclear-waste repository…  Read More

The Mormon Vaults

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on April 9th, 02007

On January 2nd of 02007 Stewart Brand and I stepped into the cool deep past and unknown future of who begat who. (picture: the granite genealogical vaults) Since I began working on the 10,000 Year Clock project, and associated Library projects here at Long Now almost a decade ago, I have heard cryptic references to…  Read More

Yucca Mountain’s Future

by Peter Schwartz on March 3rd, 02002

This article was written by Peter Schwartz for Red Herring’s 02002 Scenarios issue. This is the original un-edited piece. Yucca Mountain in southern Nevada is more a ridge than a mountain. It slowly rises from a height of four thousand feet to six thousand feet along its’ length of six miles. On February 28 seven…  Read More

Visiting Petra

by Stewart Brand on February 10th, 01999

Stewart Brand and Danny Hillis visit Petra