The Clock of the Long Now
Time and Responsibility
By (author) Stewart Brand
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Clock of the Long Now by Stewart Brand
Book DescriptionUsing 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465007806
(203mm x 127mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 16-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stewart Brand
Whole Earth Discipline, Paperback (October 2010)» View all books by Stewart Brand
Stewart Brand is a pioneer of the environmental movement. He remains one of our most penetrating and important thinkers. And his brilliant and urgent new book looks to be his most influential - and controversial - yet. 'Now the new style of environmentalism has a worthy prophet, Stewart Brand, and a bible, Whole Earth Discipline.' Financial Times
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Author Biography - Stewart Brand
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.
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