The Long Now

Perhaps old news to some, but I just came across the thelongnow site.

It has been nearly 10,000 years since the end of the last ice age and the beginnings of civilization. Progress lately is often measured on a “faster/cheaper” scale. The Long Now Foundation seeks to promote “slower/better” thinking and to foster creativity in the framework of the next 10,000 years.

They are considering designs for a clock to last 10,000 years, as well as a library. Brian Eno is heavily involved with this project and has created some of his generated musics to accompany. According to my friend Mal, the organization is a sort of think tank and Eno sits on the board, “along with Stewart Brand, Esther Dyson and others.”

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