Support Long-term Thinking
Support Long-term Thinking

David Rumsey – “Mapping Time”

by Stewart Brand on May 18th, 02004

Maps and time DAVID RUMSEY’s spectacularly illustrated lecture, “Mapping Time” is not just about maps. It is the future of data and knowledge handling. People literally gasp at the things Rumsey shows can be done. I love it when techies, artists, and historians all gasp at the same time. That happened with David Rumsey’s spectacularly…  Read More

Daniel Janzen – “It’s ALL Gardening”

by Stewart Brand on April 12th, 02004

Mega gardening Big as life and twice as opinionated, the renowned preservation biologist DANIEL JANZEN spoke for The Long Now on Friday, April 9, 2005. His perspective on preservation may be jarring to some: “It’s ALL Gardening”. DAN JANZEN is most widely known for his heroic efforts helping set all of Costa Rica on a…  Read More

Rusty Schweickart, “The Asteroid Threat Over the Next 100,000 Years”

by Robin Ward on March 12th, 02004

Asteroid threat report Schweickart filled the hall with some 240 at the Presidio Officers Club and gave a dazzling lecture. He left the next day for Washington DC to lobby Congress to apply its will to making the Earth safe for the very long term. “For life to survive in planetary systems,” said Schweickart, “it…  Read More

James Dewar – “Long-term Policy Analysis”

by Stewart Brand on February 16th, 02004

Long-term Policy Analysis Dewar is head of RAND’s Pardee Center on very long-term policy—35 to 200 years For over half a century the RAND Corporation has influenced national policy and invented major intellectual tools. Packet switching (Paul Baran) came from RAND; so did scenario planning (Herman Kahn); so does the current understanding of “net warfare”…  Read More

George Dyson, “There’s Plenty of Room at the Top: Long-term Thinking About Large-scale Computing”

by Robin Ward on January 9th, 02004

Long-term thinking about large-scale computing Ever since his 1997 breakthrough book, DARWIN AMONG THE MACHINES, Dyson has become regarded as a leading historian and interpreter of computer science, bringing a rigorous and unconventional perspective. Thus his willingness to examine the long-term prospects for mega-scale computing. Most computer people are averse to discussing seriously any future…  Read More

Peter Schwartz, “The Art Of The Really Long View”

by Robin Ward on December 12th, 02003

The art of the really long view For such a weighty subject there was a lot of guffawing going on in the Seminar Thursday night. The topic was “The Art of the Really Long View.” Peter Schwartz chatted through his slides for tonight’s lecture, then the discussion waded in. Present were Danny Hillis, Leighton Read,…  Read More

Brian Eno, “The Long Now”

by Robin Ward on November 14th, 02003

The Long Now Brian told the origins of his realizations about the “small here” versus the “big here” and the “short now” versus the “long now.” He noted that the Big Here is pretty well popularized now, with exotic restaurants everywhere, “world” music, globalization, and routine photos of the whole earth. Instant world news and…  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

Long Now timeline & current status

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on June 6th, 01996

Current Status: (updated Jan 02017) Presently our active and fully funded projects are building the monument scale 10,000 Year Clock, the PanLex project, The Interval, and the Seminar series.  The monthly Seminar series hosted by Stewart Brand is our most successful outreach project to date, and is listened to or viewed by over a hundred…  Read More

1 157 158 159