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The Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Synopsis:

Using the Millennial Clock as a paradigm for the Long Now, Stewart Brand offers a practical introduction to the concept of long-term responsibility.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [185]-187) and index.

About the Author

Stewart 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780465007806
Author:
Brand, Stewart
Publisher:
Basic Books (AZ)
Author:
BRAND, STEWART
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Future Studies
Subject:
Strategic planning
Subject:
Time
Subject:
World
Subject:
Sociology-Future Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
AHB/99-1
Publication Date:
19990131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 7.6 oz

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