The Clock Of The Long Now
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The Clock Of The Long Now : Time and Responsibility

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 18mm | 240.4g
  • INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
  • BASIC BOOKS
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0465007805
  • 9780465007806
  • 240,732

About Stewart Brand

Stewart Brand is the founder of The Whole Earth catalogue 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.show more

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