Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility

Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility

 

Stewart Brand is one of my Hero.  I admire his work and have deep respect for him.

Check out his books:

  • The Media Lab
  • Whole Earth Discipline
  • How Buildings Learn
  • Clock of the Long Now

Stewart Brand and his associates are building a 10000 yr clock in west Texas.  Project is funded by Jeff Bezos.  Danny Hillis is one of the designer of the clock.  Prototypes of clock are in display in Museums in UK and here in USA.

Stewart Brand work is about promoting long term thinking—Very Long Term Thinking.  What we call long term in our day to day conversation is just Now a days in context of Long Term Thinking being promoted by Stewart Brand.

Long Now thinking would be considered equal to thinking associated with climate cycles time scales such as Milankovitch Cycles.

You can check out current status of the clock and other projects of the Long Now Foundation at its website.

  • How should Humans live and behave in context of Long Term Thinking?
  • How should the information, knowledge, culture, artifacts, languages, species, ecology be preserved?
  • What kind of world are we creating for future generations?
  • What should be preserved?
  • How should it be preserved?
  • How would people after 10000 years extract information contained in preserved objects?

These are big and deep questions?  We need philosophers like Stewart Brand to guide us.

I am ready to learn from him and other visionaries like him.

 

Time Horizon – Short to Very Long Term

  • Now – 3 Days
  • Now a days – 30 years
  • Long Now – 20000 years

 

Types of Cycles – slow moving to fast moving

  • Nature
  • Culture
  • Governance
  • Infrastructure
  • Commerce
  • Fashion

 

Image of Long Now Time

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LongNowDiag

 

Key Sources of Researches:

 

Whole Earth comes into focus

To understand how our planet uses energy, we must integrate genetic data from microbial studies with satellite views of our planet.

 

Stewart Brand

 

https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/e2df/859231b770b7370c630252e3d04867fa6b9a.pdf

 

 

An Architecture of the Whole

University of California, Davis

 

http://arts.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/arc-of-life-Sadler-.pdf

 

 

ECOLOGICAL FUTURES: BUILDING AN ECOLOGY OF THE LONG NOW

STEPHEN R. CARPENTER

 

http://esa.org/history/Awards/papers/Carpenter_SR_MA.pdf

 

 

“THE CLOCK OF THE LONG NOW”
A Talk with Stewart Brand

https://www.edge.org/documents/archive/edge46.html

 

 

The Clock in the Mountain

2011

http://kk.org/thetechnium/the-clock-in-th/

 

 

How to Make a Clock Run for 10,000 Years

2011

https://www.wired.com/2011/06/10000-year-clock/all/1

 

 

TIME IN THE 10,000-YEAR CLOCK

Danny Hillis, Rob Seaman, Steve Allen, and Jon Giorgini

 

https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1112/1112.3004.pdf

 

 

Stewart Brand: The Long Now

 

 

 

The Long Now Foundation

http://longnow.org/clock/

 

 

There’s a Massive 10,000 Year Clock Being Built in a West Texas Mountain

BY ELIZABETH ABRAHAMSEN

2016

http://www.wideopencountry.com/there-is-a-10000-year-clock-under-construction-in-west-texas/

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