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
Image of Long Now Time
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.
An Architecture of the Whole
University of California, Davis
ECOLOGICAL FUTURES: BUILDING AN ECOLOGY OF THE LONG NOW
STEPHEN R. CARPENTER
“THE CLOCK OF THE LONG NOW”
A Talk with Stewart Brand
The Clock in the Mountain
How to Make a Clock Run for 10,000 Years
TIME IN THE 10,000-YEAR CLOCK
Danny Hillis, Rob Seaman, Steve Allen, and Jon Giorgini
Stewart Brand: The Long Now
The Long Now Foundation
There’s a Massive 10,000 Year Clock Being Built in a West Texas Mountain
BY ELIZABETH ABRAHAMSEN