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Blog Archive for the year 02016

Long Now Member Discount for “The Next Billion conference” Thursday October 13th

by Andrew Warner on October 11th, 02016

On Thursday October 13th at the SFJAZZ Center, the digital news outlet Quartz is producing a one day conference called “The Next Billion”, and have offered Long Now Members a 40% discount.
The Next Billion is a metaphor for the future of the internet — mobile, global, exponential growth in emerging markets, as well as the. . .   Read More

Long Now’s First Ever Member Summit: October 4, 02016

by Mikl Em on September 23rd, 02016

Our first ever global gathering is less than two weeks away! Join us in San Francisco on October 4th, 02016. In 01996: The Long Now Foundation was established to foster long-term thinking and responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years. In 02007: The Long Now Foundation’s Membership program was launched. The list of […]

Breakthrough Listen Initiative Wants to Hear From You

by Andrew Warner on August 9th, 02016

We have received an email from Jill Tarter, former director of the Center for SETI research, on a new outreach on behalf of the Breakthrough Listen Initiative. They want to hear from the general public on their ideas for new approaches for finding evidence of extraterrestrial technological civilizations. They are looking for 1 page descriptions. . .   Read More

Kevin Kelly, “Digital Is Just Getting Started”

by Andrew Warner on July 28th, 02016

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

The Next 30 Digital Years
Thursday July 14, 02016 – San Francisco

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Craters & Mudrock: Tools for Imagining Distant Future Finlands

by Vincent Ialenti on July 5th, 02016

Lake Lappajärvi (Photo Credit: Hannu Oksa)About 73 million years ago a meteorite crashed into what is now Finland’s Southern Ostrobothnia region. Today, serene Lake Lappajärvi rests in the twenty-three kilometer wide crater made in the distant past blast’s wake. Locals still enjoy boating to Lappajärvi’s Kärn. . .   Read More

Brian Christian, “Solving Hard Decisions”

by Andrew Warner on July 1st, 02016

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

Algorithms to Live By
Monday June 20, 02016 – San Francisco

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Walter Mischel, “Thinking Hot and Cool”

by Andrew Warner on May 16th, 02016

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

The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control
Monday May 2, 02016 – San Francisco

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New Seminar Apps and Long Now Video Archive

by Danielle Engelman on May 11th, 02016

The Long Now Foundation is making its video archive of the Seminars About Long-Term Thinking (SALT) freely available on its website and on the new Apple apps, allowing people to stream the SALT Seminars on Apple TV and their iOS devices. The free iOS apps feature videos of The Long Now Foundation’s . . .   Read More

Visualization of 5,000 Years of War

by Andrew Warner on March 16th, 02016

1100Lab has developed a visualization mapping all of the battles in Wikipedia in the last 5,000 years. Their blog details how they compiled the data, as well as other projects by the Netherlands based research and development firm. . .   Read More

50% Long Now Member Discount for REAL2016 Conference Event at Fort Mason Center

by Andrew Warner on March 1st, 02016

On March 8th & 9th at Fort Mason Center, Autodesk will be hosting their annual conference event REAL2016, which focuses on new 3D technologies, including 3D modeling, 3D printing, laser scanning, augmented reality, and fabrication. Autodesk has generously offered Long Now Members a 50% discount for the event, please check your email for instructions on. . .   Read More