Cover of: The clock of the long now | Stewart Brand

The clock of the long now

time and responsibility

1st ed.

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Published by Basic Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-179) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
115
Library of Congress
BD638 .B7 1999

The Physical Object

Pagination
190 p. ;
Number of pages
190

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL103877M
Internet Archive
clockoflongnow00bran
ISBN 10
046504512X
LC Control Number
99219976
OCLC/WorldCat
41471409
Library Thing
172271
Goodreads
1788479

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