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Blog Archive for the ‘Long-term Thinking’ Category

Six Ways to Think Long-term: A Cognitive Toolkit for Good Ancestors

by Roman Krznaric on July 20th, 02020

Human beings have an astonishing evolutionary gift: agile imaginations that can shift in an instant from thinking on a scale of seconds to a scale of years or even centuries. Our minds constantly dance across multiple time horizons. One moment we can be making a quickfire response . . .   Read More

Long-term Perspectives During a Pandemic

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on May 27th, 02020

On April 14th, 02020, The Long Now Foundation convened a Long Conversation featuring members of our board and invited speakers. Over almost five hours of spirited discussion, participants reflected on the current moment, how it fits into our deeper future, and how we can address threats to civilization that are rare but ultimately predictable. . . .   Read More

Kevin Kelly Appears on Jason Silva’s Flow Sessions Podcast

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil 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

Move Slow and Preserve Things

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil 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

Former Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Long-term Thinking

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on November 8th, 02019

In a new piece in The Atlantic, former Secretary of Defense James Mattis invokes long-term thinking as a necessary but increasingly-forgotten principle of American democracy . . .   Read More

How to Send Messages 10,000 Years into the Future

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on October 11th, 02019

Popular Science recently profiled our Rosetta and 10,000 Year Clock projects, as well as a number of related long-term thinking projects, such as Martin Kunze’s Memory of Mankind, the Apollo 12 MoonArk, nuclear waste ray cats, the Star Map at Hoover Dam, and more. Corroded, wrecked, and half-buried for . . .   Read More

How to Practice Long-term Thinking in a Distracted World

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on September 21st, 02019

WIRED’s Editor-in-Chief Nicholas Thompson recently interviewed Bina Venkataraman about her new book, The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age. Venkataraman’s book focuses on the need for more long-term thinking in the world, and explores issues that have long been a focus for us . . .   Read More

Long-Lived Institutions

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on June 27th, 02019

The Sagrada Familia Catholic Church in Barcelona, Spain. The Catholic Church is one of the longest-lived institutions in human history.

The Long Now Foundation was founded in 01996 with the idea to build a 10,000 year clock — an icon to long-term thinking that might inspire people to engage more deeply with. . .   Read More

Edge’s John Brockman Interviews Alexander Rose

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on April 24th, 02019

Executive Director Alexander Rose recently sat down with John Brockman of Edge.org to discuss Long Now. (Brockman recently gave a talk at Long Now in February about A.I.).
There are almost no artifacts that have been built for very long periods of time. With things like the pyramids or Stonehenge—we knew the. . .   Read More

Technology in Deep Time

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on April 3rd, 02019

In a new essay for BBC’s Deep Civilisation series, British philosopher Tom Chatfield explores how technology has co-evolved alongside humans. While humans have only existed as a brief interval on the cosmic timescale, the process of “recursive iteration” that defines our relationship with our tools has led to us having an outsized impact. . .   Read More

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