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Description - The Clock Of The Long Now by Stewart Brand

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465007806
ISBN-10: 0465007805
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 12mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 16-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - 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.

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