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A Prescient Prediction from a Reader of Seventeen Magazine

by Ahmed Kabil on January 10th, 02020

In 02000, Seventeen magazine asked its readers to send in predictions about the year 02020. Over a decade before the founding of Revive & Restore, Tiffany Ann Ruter of Jacksonville, Florida had this to say: I predict that the technology that already lets us clone live species, such as mice and sheep, and is . . .   Read More

Kevin Kelly Appears on Jason Silva’s Flow Sessions Podcast

by Ahmed Kabil on January 6th, 02020

Long Now board member Kevin Kelly recently sat down with Jason Silva on his Flow Sessions podcast for a wide-ranging interview about the deeper sides of technology.   Read More

The Enlightenment is Dead, Long Live the Entanglement

by Danny Hillis on December 26th, 02019

We humans are changing. We have become so intertwined with what we have created that we are no longer separate from it. We have outgrown the distinction between the natural and the artificial. We are what we make. We are our thoughts, whether they are created by our . . .   Read More

AI Unearths New Nazca Line in the Shape of a Humanoid Figure

by Alice Riddell on December 20th, 02019

The Nazca lines in Peru have baffled archaeologists for a century. Photo Credit: Jon Arnold Images Ltd/Alamy Stock Photo In Southern Peru, deep in the Nazca Desert, ancient etchings spread across the landscape. To an observer at ground level, they appear as lines cut into the desert surface. Most are straight, while . . .   Read More

The 5 Questions We Need to Answer About Artificial Intelligence — Gurjeet Singh at The Interval

by Ahmed Kabil on December 12th, 02019

Creators of AI systems have a responsibility to figure out how they might go wrong, and govern them accordingly. . . .   Read More

Is Mars the Solution for Earth’s Problems?

by Ahmed Kabil on December 9th, 02019

Geologist Marcia Bjornerud and Long Now’s Executive Director Alexander Rose debate about whether going to Mars is a viable long-term sustainability plan for human survival.

Digital Repatriations: Historic Recordings Returned to Passamaquoddy Tribe

by Alice Riddell on December 5th, 02019

In 01890, anthropologist Jesse Walter Fewkes traveled to Eastern Maine to document the Passamaquoddy Tribe. By then, war, disease, and unhonored treaties by local and federal authorities had reduced the tribe to a few hundred members. Fewkes brought with . . .   Read More

The role of 80-million year-old rocks in American slavery — Lewis Dartnell at The Interval

by Ahmed Kabil on December 4th, 02019

When cretaceous-age rocks in the Southern US eroded over millions of years, they produced a uniquely rich, fertile soil that landowners realized was ideal for growing cash crops such as cotton. It was the soil from these rocks that slaves toiled over in the era of American slavery—and the same ground that . . .   Read More

Experiencing Deep Time Through Visual Storytelling

by Alice Riddell on November 26th, 02019

Two new projects are making million-year time frames more relatable
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Move Slow and Preserve Things

by Ahmed Kabil on November 22nd, 02019

La French Tech recently interviewed Long Now Director of Development Nicholas Paul Brysiewicz on the appropriate role of long-term thinking in an increasingly accelerated world. . .   Read More

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