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Blog Archive for the year 02015

The Front Line of Language Extinction

by Andrew Warner on April 17th, 02015

We live in an era of mass extinction of linguistic heritage. Thousands of years of ancestral knowledge and stories are vanishing with the last speakers of hundreds of languages. Come and find out how mobile devices and social media are being used to preserve the “wisdom of the tribe” for generations far into the future. . .   Read More

Paul Saffo, “The Creator Economy”

by Mikl Em on April 15th, 02015

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

The Creator Economy
Tuesday March 31, 02015 – San Francisco

Video is up on the Saffo Seminar page.
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The Creator Economy – a summary. . .   Read More

Centre for the Study of Existential Risk needs researchers

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on April 6th, 02015

Former Long Now speaker Sir Martin Rees just wrote in to let us know that the new Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (At the University of Cambridge) is recruiting four postdoctoral researchers to work on the study of extreme risks arising from technological advances. Specific projects include: responsible innovation in transformative technologies; horizon. . .   Read More

1,000 Year Old Recipe Effectively Kills MRSA (An Antibiotic-Resistant Superbug)

by Andrew Warner on April 2nd, 02015

A 1,000 year old treatment for eye infections, recreated from a recipe recorded in the 9th Century, killed up to 90% of MRSA bacteria, suggesting a new path of research against antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria. The treatment is made up of onion, garlic, wine, and cow bile, and was recorded in Bald’s. . .   Read More

Upcoming Events at The Interval with Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences

by Mikl Em on March 30th, 02015

D. Fox Harrell, Ph.D. — photo by Bryce Vickmark

Long Now is pleased to announce a new collaboration with the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University. Beginning in May, CASBS Fellows will appear regularly in our Conversations at The Interval series. The first two Fellows to speak will be. . .   Read More

Lewis Dartnell at The Interval: How to Rebuild Our World From Scratch on March 24 02015

by Mikl Em on March 21st, 02015

Tuesday, March 24, 02015
Lewis Dartnell
(University of Leicester / European Space Agency)
The Knowledge: Rebuilding Our World From Scratch
at The Interval
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This Tuesday in San Francisco Long Now welcomes British astrobiologist Lewis Dartnell to our Conversations at The Interval series to discuss his latest book The Knowledge. . .   Read More

Warren Buffett maintains his lead in his $1 million Long Bet

by Andrew Warner on March 13th, 02015

In 02008, Warren Buffett placed a Long Bet that will take until 02017 to resolve. He predicted that for those ten years, “the S & P 500 will outperform a portfolio of funds of hedge funds, when performance is measured on a basis net of fees, costs and expenses.”

Below is a summary of how. . .   Read More

Long Now at Cal Academy Nightlife

by Andrew Warner on March 12th, 02015

On Thursday, March 19, 02015, Long Now will be participating in the California Academy of Sciences Nightlife event. The theme for the evening is “Time Capsule”, and Long Now executive director Alexander Rose will be giving a short talk in the African Hall. Long Now will also have a table with various artifacts from our […]

David Keith, “Practical Geoengineering”

by Andrew Warner on March 6th, 02015

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

Patient Geoengineering
Tuesday February 17, 02015 – San Francisco

Video is up on the Keith Seminar page.
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Practical geoengineering – a summary by Stewart. . .   Read More

Richard Rhodes: Twilight of the Bombs — 02010 Seminar Flashback

by Mikl Em on March 5th, 02015

In September 02010 Richard Rhodes spoke about Twilight of the Bombs his history on nuclear weapons from the end of the Cold War to the 21st Century. Rhodes won the Pulitzer prize for The Making of the Atomic Bomb (01987) his first of four books chronicling the rise of nuclear science from the laboratory to. . .   Read More