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Blog Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

In Real Time

by Brittany Cox on March 23rd, 02021

How do you measure a year? As straightforward as this seems, it is a truly personal question to each of us. What comes to mind? Life, weather or seismic events, loss or gains, . . .   Read More

Long Now Member Ignite Talks 02020

by Casey Cripe on March 22nd, 02021

With thousands of members from all around the world, from artists and writers to engineers and farmers, the Long Now community has a wide range of perspectives, stories, and experience to offer. On October 20, 02020, we heard 12 of them in a curated set of short Ignite talks given by Long Now Members. . . .   Read More

Podcast: The Transformation | Peter Leyden

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on February 23rd, 02021

A compelling case can be made that we are in the early stages of another tech and economic boom in the next 30 years that will help solve our era’s biggest challenges like climate . . .   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 Neobiological Frontier: An Interview with Jane Metcalfe, Founder and CEO of NEO.LIFE

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

Our March Seminar speaker is Jane Metcalfe, the Founder and CEO of NEO.LIFE, a digital media company she created in 02017 to explore the rapidly developing fields of biology and technology and how they are shaping the future of our species. Metcalfe is also the co-founder of WIRED. NEO.LIFE has just . . .   Read More

“Phossils”: The Future of Art and Technology in a Post-Sapien World

by Alice Riddell on February 15th, 02020

Nathaniel Stern’s exhibition “The World After Us: Imaging Techno-Aesthetic Futures” invites us to fast forward to the future. Stern, a professor of art, design, and engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, started this project as an exploration into the technological eventualities of a post-human world. What happens to our devices . . .   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

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 - Twitter: @ahmedkabil 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

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