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The Clock of the Long Now

Time and Responsibility

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Published by Basic Books .
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.

First Sentence

Time and Responsibility.What a prime subject for vapid truism and gaseous generalities adding up to the world's most boring sermon.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7593119M
Internet Archive
clockoflongnow00stew
ISBN 10
0465007805
ISBN 13
9780465007806
Library Thing
172271
Goodreads
33279

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