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Imagining 02030

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on January 15th, 02021

Bases on the moon and colonies on Mars. The eradication of poverty. Catastrophic climate change. WIRED shares six visions of what the world of 02030 could look like. . .   Read More

Podcast: The Future of Breathing | James Nestor

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on December 22nd, 02020

Drawing on thousands of years of medical texts and recent cutting-edge studies in pulmonology, psychology, biochemistry, and human physiology, journalist James Nestor questions the conventional wisdom of what we thought we knew about our most basic biological function, breathing. Nestor tracks down . . .   Read More

“Lockdown Gardening” Is The New Archaeological Frontier in Britain

by Michael Garfield - Twitter: @michaelgarfield on December 14th, 02020

Few things inspire someone to take a longer view on history than the possibility of treasure in their own backyard. With people taking to their gardens under pandemic lockdown came more than 47,000 reported archaeological finds in England and Wales. Meanwhile, the British government just announced their plans to broaden what counts as “. . .   Read More

Podcast: The Making and Maintenance of our Open Source Infrastructure | Nadia Eghbal

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on December 10th, 02020

Nadia Eghbal is particularly interested in infrastructure, governance, and the economics of the internet – and how the dynamics of these subjects play out in software, online communities and generally living life online. Eghbal, who interviewed hundreds of . . .   Read More

The Vocabulary of Long-term Thinking

by Michael Garfield - Twitter: @michaelgarfield on December 8th, 02020

When we talk “long,” how long do we mean? Multiple horizons all compete for real estate in one word. Richard Fisher doesn’t mind, though, seeing opportunity in language’s . . .   Read More

What was the biggest empire in history?

by Michael Garfield - Twitter: @michaelgarfield on November 17th, 02020

What was the biggest empire in history? The answer, writes Benjamin Plackett in Live Science, depends on whether you think in terms of fraction of living humans or number of living humans, revealing the challenges inherent in attempting to compare time periods: That’s without getting into the pros and cons of the . . .   Read More

A Timely Reflection on our Changing Climate

by Benjamin Grant on November 12th, 02020

Antarctic Sea Ice Melt — 02019 (Source: Maxar) The Ancient Greeks had two different words fortime. The first, chronos, is time as we think of it now: marching forward, ceaselessly creating our past, present, and future. The second, kairos, is time in the opportune sense: the ideal moment to act, as captured by . . .   Read More

Scenario Planning for the Long-term

by Peter Schwartz on November 10th, 02020

This is a map of North America. It was made by a Dutch map maker by the name of Herman Moll, working in London in 01701. I bought it on Portobello Road for about 60 pounds back in 01981. . . .   Read More

The Role of Geology in US Presidential Elections

by Michael Garfield - Twitter: @michaelgarfield on November 6th, 02020

In an article in Forbes, David Bressan writes that the giant rift in the USA’s political voting blocs is in part a consequence of collisions between continental plates, the literal giant rift that used to separate the two halves of North America, and recent glacial activity: The same region that had once . . .   Read More

Explorers Discover Pinnacle of Coral Taller Than Empire State Building in Great Barrier Reef

by Michael Garfield - Twitter: @michaelgarfield on November 3rd, 02020

Even now, even in shallow waters, the sea continues to surprise us with new wonders . . .   Read More

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