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George Dyson, “There’s Plenty of Room at the Top: Long-term Thinking About Large-scale Computing”

by Robin Ward on January 9th, 02004

Long-term thinking about large-scale computing

Ever since his 1997 breakthrough book, DARWIN AMONG THE MACHINES, Dyson has become regarded as a leading historian and interpreter of computer science, bringing a rigorous and unconventional perspective. Thus his willingness to examine the long-term prospects for mega-scale computing. Most computer people are averse to. . .   Read More

Peter Schwartz, “The Art Of The Really Long View”

by Robin Ward on December 12th, 02003

The art of the really long view

For such a weighty subject there was a lot of guffawing going on in the Seminar Thursday night.

The topic was “The Art of the Really Long View.” Peter Schwartz chatted through his slides for tonight’s lecture, then the discussion waded in. Present were Danny Hillis, Leighton. . .   Read More

Brian Eno, “The Long Now”

by Robin Ward on November 14th, 02003

The Long Now

Brian told the origins of his realizations about the “small here” versus the “big here” and the “short now” versus the “long now.” He noted that the Big Here is pretty well popularized now, with exotic restaurants everywhere, “world” music, globalization, and routine photos of the whole earth. Instant world news and. . .   Read More

Yucca Mountain’s Future

by Peter Schwartz on March 3rd, 02002

This article was written by Peter Schwartz for Red Herring’s 02002 Scenarios issue. This is the original un-edited piece.

Yucca Mountain in southern Nevada is more a ridge than a mountain. It slowly rises from a height of four thousand feet to six thousand feet along its’ length of six miles. On February. . .   Read More

Visiting Petra

by Stewart Brand on February 10th, 01999

Stewart Brand and Danny Hillis visit Petra

Long Now timeline & current status

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on June 6th, 01996

Current Status: (updated Jan 02017) Presently our active and fully funded projects are building the monument scale 10,000 Year Clock, the PanLex project, The Interval, and the Seminar series.  The monthly Seminar series hosted by Stewart Brand is our most successful outreach project to date, and is listened to or viewed by over a hundred…  Read More

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