Clock of the Long Now Tpb

Category: Book
By (author): Brand, Stewart
Subject:  PHILOSOPHY / Metaphysics
  SCIENCE / Astronomy
  SCIENCE / General
  TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Materials Science
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
Published: March 2000
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.00in x 5.00in x 0.50in
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From The Publisher*Using the designing and building of the Clock of the Long Now as a framework, this is a book about the practical use of long time perspective: how to get it, how to use it, how to keep it in and out of sight. Here are the central questions it inspires: How do we make long-term thinking automatic and common instead of difficult and rare? Discipline in thought allows freedom. One needs the space and reliability to predict continuity to have the confidence not to be afraid of revolutions Taking the time to think of the future is more essential now than ever, as culture accelerates beyond its ability to be measured Probable things are vastly outnumbered by countless near-impossible eventualities. Reality is statistically forced to be extraordinary; fiction is not allowed this freedom This is a potent book that combines the chronicling of fantastic technology with equally visionary philosophical inquiry.
From The Publisher*Using the Millennial Clock as a paradigm for the Long Now, Stewart Brand offers a practical introduction to the concept of long-term responsibility.
Biographical NoteStewart Brand is the founder of The Whole Earth Catalog and Co-Evolution Quarterly. He is the author of The Media Lab: Inventing the Future at MIT and How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built, and is the Director of the Global Business Network in Emeryville, California. He lives on a tugboat in San Francisco Bay.