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Upcoming Seminars

Oct 29     Mary Lou Jepsen   “Toward Practical Telepathy”

Nov 19 Niall Ferguson “Networks and Power”   Dec 04 Rick Prelinger “Lost Landscapes of San Francisco, 13”      View All Seminars

The Long Now Foundation's monthly Seminars were started in 02003 to build a compelling body of ideas about long-term thinking; to help nudge civilization toward our goal of making long-term thinking automatic and common instead of difficult and rare.

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  George P. Shultz Perspective
  Steven Pinker A New Enlightenment
  Charles C. Mann The Wizard and the Prophet
  Renee Wegrzyn Engineering Gene Safety
  David Grinspoon Earth in Human Hands
  Nicky Case Seeing Whole Systems
  James Gleick Time Travel
  Douglas Coupland The Extreme Present
  David Eagleman The Brain and The Now
  Jonathan Rose The Well Tempered City
  Brian Christian Algorithms to Live By
  Priyamvada Natarajan Solving Dark Matter and Dark Energy
  Philip Tetlock Superforecasting
  Neil Gaiman How Stories Last
  Beth Shapiro How to Clone a Mammoth
  Paul Saffo The Creator Economy
  Stewart Brand, Paul Saffo Pace Layers Thinking
  Kevin Kelly Technium Unbound
  Anne Neuberger Inside the NSA
  Sylvia Earle, Tierney Thys Oceanic
  Brian Eno, Danny Hillis The Long Now, now
  Adam Steltzner Beyond Mars, Earth
  Peter Schwartz The Starships ARE Coming
  Daniel Kahneman Thinking Fast and Slow
  Stewart Brand Reviving Extinct Species
  Nicholas Negroponte Beyond Digital
  Chris Anderson The Makers Revolution
  Steven Pinker The Decline of Violence
  Benjamin Barber If Mayors Ruled the World
  Edward O. Wilson The Social Conquest of Earth
  Carl Zimmer Viral Time
  Tim Flannery Here on Earth
  Alexander Rose Millennial Precedent
  Matt Ridley Deep Optimism
  Mary Catherine Bateson Live Longer, Think Longer
  Philip K. Howard Fixing Broken Government
  Lera Boroditsky How Language Shapes Thought
  Stewart Brand, Jane McGonigal Long Conversation 19 of 19
  Jane McGonigal, Tiffany Shlain Long Conversation 18 of 19
  Paul Hawken, Tiffany Shlain Long Conversation 17 of 19
  Katherine Fulton, Paul Hawken Long Conversation 16 of 19
  Stuart Candy, Katherine Fulton Long Conversation 15 of 19
  Stuart Candy, Danese Cooper Long Conversation 14 of 19
  Danese Cooper, Peter Schwartz Long Conversation 13 of 19
  Peter Schwartz, Pete Worden Long Conversation 12 of 19
  Ken Foster, Pete Worden Long Conversation 11 of 19
  Melissa Alexander, Ken Foster Long Conversation 10 of 19
  Melissa Alexander, Ken Wilson Long Conversation 9 of 19
  John Perry Barlow, Ken Wilson Long Conversation 8 of 19
  John Perry Barlow, Violet Blue Long Conversation 7 of 19
  Violet Blue, Robin Sloan Long Conversation 6 of 19
  Robin Sloan, Jill Tarter Long Conversation 5 of 19
  Emily Levine, Jill Tarter Long Conversation 4 of 19
  Saul Griffith, Emily Levine Long Conversation 3 of 19
  Jem Finer, Saul Griffith Long Conversation 2 of 19
  Stewart Brand, Jem Finer Long Conversation 1 of 19
  Nineteen Speakers Long Conversation
  Richard Rhodes Twilight of the Bombs
  Nils Gilman Deviant Globalization
  Stewart Brand, Brian Eno, Alexander Rose Long Finance: The Enduring Value Conference
  Sander van der Leeuw The Archaeology of Innovation
  Stewart Brand Rethinking Green
  Wayne Clough Smithsonian Forever
  Michael Pollan Deep Agriculture
  Gavin Newsom Cities and Time
  Drew Endy, Jim Thomas Synthetic Biology Debate
  Peter Diamandis Long-term X-Prizes
  Neal Stephenson ANATHEM Book Launch Event
  Edward Burtynsky The 10,000-year Gallery
  Niall Ferguson, Peter Schwartz Historian vs. Futurist on Human Progress
  Joline Blais, Jon Ippolito At the Edge of Art
  Rip Anderson, Gwyneth Cravens Power to Save the World
  Steven Johnson The Long Zoom
  Larry Brilliant, Katherine Fulton, Richard Rockefeller The Deeper News About the New Philanthropy
  Brian Eno, Will Wright Playing with Time
  Chris Anderson, Will Hearst The Long Time Tail
  Esther Dyson, Freeman Dyson, George Dyson The Difficulty of Looking Far Ahead
  Ray Kurzweil Kurzweil's Law
  Will Jarvis Time Capsule Behavior
  Stewart Brand Cities & Time
  Paul Hawken The Long Green
  Phillip Longman The Depopulation Problem
  David Rumsey Mapping Time
  Brian Eno The Long Now
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Seminars by Subject

Soldier, scout, psychology, evolutionary psychology, Science, positive thinking, economics, optimism, thinking, rationality, rationalism, darwin
  George P. Shultz Perspective
Climate Change, Environment, Evolution, Genetics, Globalization, Science, biodiversity, hybrid, Anthropocene, conservation, extinction
Government, Globalization, Infrastructure, Future, Economics, Business, Singapore, ASEAN, United Nations, Public Policy, China, Indonesia, United States
  Steven Pinker A New Enlightenment
Culture,History,Psychology,Education,enlightenment,reason,science,humanism,progress,optimism,pessimism,statistics,negative confirmation bias
Culture,History,bronze age,eurasian,open source,civilization,nomadic,silk road,pastoral,network,archaeology,society,mobile
  Charles C. Mann The Wizard and the Prophet
Environment,Science,Technology,History,Climate Change,Agriculture,soil,nitrogen,food security,green revolution,limits,growth,industrial farming,organic,planetary boundaries,apocalyptic,techno-optimism
Culture,History,Art,archive,film,newsreel,labor,ephemera,home movies,San Francisco,Prelinger Library,Lost Landscapes
Environment,Technology,Globalization,Future,ecosystem management,anthropocene,sustainability,ecology,climate change,flood control,food,water
  Renee Wegrzyn Engineering Gene Safety
Technology,Science,Genetics,Future,Climate Change,Environment,Terrorism,synthetic biology,crispr,gene drive,gene editing,DARPA,biosecurity,biosafety,mosquito,genomics,infectious disease
  David Grinspoon Earth in Human Hands
Environment,Science,Cities,Future,Globalization,History,Technology,anthropocene,planet,life,solar system,cyanobacteria,oxygen,carbon dioxide,astrobiology,ice age,climate change
  Nicky Case Seeing Whole Systems
Culture,Technology,Education,Psychology,maps,chaos,strategy,balancing,reinforcing,simulation,gaming,feedback loop,visualization,systems thinking,complex systems,evolution,interactive
Science,Space,Technology,Galaxy,Enceladus,life,SETI,Europa,Cassini,biology,astro-biology,voyager,interstellar
  James Gleick Time Travel
Space,Culture,time travel,future,paradox,past,Borges,H.G. Wells,physics,universe,cosmology
Science,Growth,Cities,Energy,Environment,Climate Change,Economics,Globalization,History,Business,Sustainability,physics,complexity,systems,scaling,sociology,companies,complex systems
Culture,ageing,compassion,death,dying,poem,poetry
Culture,Environment,philanthropy,globalization,Climate Change,Economics,Psychology
Government,Technology,software,design,efficiency,social justice,Code for America,iterative
Technology,play,creativity,innovation,civilization,history,culture,cosmopolitan,international,mechanization,mechanical
Culture,History,Art,archive,film,newsreel,labor,ephemera,home movies,San Francisco,Prelinger Library,Lost Landscapes
  Douglas Coupland The Extreme Present
culture,Technology,Art,Internet,future,time,perception,generation x,microserf,bit rot
  David Eagleman The Brain and The Now
science,neuroscience,causality,perception,technology,cognition,time,Stewart Brand,Danny Hillis,behavior
  Jonathan Rose The Well Tempered City
cities,urbanization,technology,complexity,resilience,pragmatism,government,governance,culture,urban planning,history,archaeology,circular economy
Science,Technology,quantum,information,computers,quantum computing,universe,physics,MIT,quantum communication,optimization,programming
technology,future,Wired,becoming,cognifying,flowing,screening,accessing,sharing,filtering,remixing,interacting,tracking,questioning,beginning,late,inevitable,trend,artificial intelligence,smartness,opportunity,sharing economy
  Brian Christian Algorithms to Live By
Technology,psychology,economics,Computer Science,Behavior Science,algorithms,decision,optimism,regret,computational kindness,explore,exploit,optimal,artificial intelligence
Science,marshmallow,psychology,self-control,success,Kahneman,gratification,delay,defuse,behavior,emotional intelligence
  Priyamvada Natarajan Solving Dark Matter and Dark Energy
science,black hole,dark energy,dark matter,cosmos,universe,galaxies,astrophysics,space,Hubble Space Telescope,lensing,telescopes,space-time
Carbon fixing,rice,photosynthesis,Gates Foundation,climate change,agriculture,food crops,genetics,bioengineering,IRRI,food security,Science
environment,History,ecosystem,fire,anthropocene,climate change,land management,Nature Conservancy
History,Culture,Environment,Bronze Age,civilization,collapse,networked,society,Sea Peoples,Ancient Egypt,Egyptians,Assyrians,Babylonians,tin,copper,bronze,shipwreck,clay tablet,refugee,drought,famine
Culture,History,Art,archive,film,newsreel,labor,ephemera,home movies,San Francisco,Prelinger Library,Lost Landscapes
  Philip Tetlock Superforecasting
Science,Future,Psychology,forecasting,prediction,judgement,geopolitical,Kahneman,politics,patterns,bias
Technology,Science,Art,Novel,Mars,The Martian,space,colonizing,orbital mechanics,solar system,manned spaceflight,astronaut,biology,terraforming
civilization,infrastructure,Culture,society,hard infrastructure,soft infrastructure,invest,emergency,stealth,story,cities,high-speed rail,pragmatism
Environment,Technology,climate change,long-term thinking,infrastructure,society,cities,bicycle,innovation,education,local,maker movement,design tools,adoption curve,optimism
Space,Science,Technology,exoplanets,planetary science,telescope,starshade,atmosphere,Kepler,astrophysics,habitable range,spectrographic
Science,Technology,genetics,cyborg,future,biotech,medicine,disease,digital connectivity,viral video,empathy,ethics,brain science,artificial intelligence,digital divide,smartphones
  Neil Gaiman How Stories Last
Culture,Art,Civilization,Future,Gaiman,Neil Gaiman,Amanda Palmer,storytelling,stories,myth,oral tradition,terracotta warriors,Sandman,American Gods
  Beth Shapiro How to Clone a Mammoth
Technology,Science,Genetics,Environment,mammoth,passenger pigeon,heath hen,black-footed ferret,elephant,genetic engineering,cloning,CRISPR,paleogenomics,ancient DNA,de-extinction,genetic rescue,keystone species,endangered,conservation,tundra,permafrost
  Michael Shermer The Long Arc of Moral Progress
Culture,Psychology,morality,science,justice,enlightenment,religion,reason,Steven Pinker,skeptic,civil liberties,democracy,market economy
  Paul Saffo The Creator Economy
Business,Economics,Future,Technology,attention,creator,maker,forecasting,futurist,economic theory,robot,culture,disruption,invention,engagement,brautigan
  David Keith Patient Geoengineering
Environment,climate,climate change,geoengineering,responsive,carbon dioxide,emissions,global warming,sulfur,stratosphere
  Stewart Brand, Paul Saffo Pace Layers Thinking
Culture,Environment,Technology,time,Climate Change,responsibility,pace layers,civilization,shearing layers,societal tiers,balance,resilience,fashion,commerce,infrastructure,governance,nature
environment,restoration,earth systems,agriculture,urbanization,dematerialization,ocean,statistics,peak farmland,decarbonize,aquaculture
Culture,History,Art,archive,film,newsreel,labor,ephemera,home movies,San Francisco,Prelinger Library,Lost Landscapes
  Kevin Kelly Technium Unbound
technology,noosphere,technium,evolution,holosphere,Anthropocene,Civilization,Internet,super-organism,planetary,web,Wired
  Larry Harvey Why The Man Keeps Burning
Culture,Art,Cities,Future,Burning Man,festival,community,regionals,radical,ritual,secular,sacred,philosophical center,cultural legacy,Larry Harvey,Alexander Rose
  Drew Endy The iGEM Revolution
Technology,Genetics,Science,Synthetic Biology,Bioengineering,iGem,BioBricks,MIT,DNA,transcriptor,genomes,open source,biotech
  Anne Neuberger Inside the NSA
Technology,NSA,Future,Infrastructure,security,Snowden,social contract,intelligence community,counterterrorism,government,private sector,surveillance,Internet,transparency
Culture,future,futurism,forecasting,game,gamification,artifact,object,neuroscience,zombies,history
Environment,explorer,History,climate change,paleoclimatology,Sahara,desert,prehistoric,core sample,rock art,Egypt,civilization,pharaonic,Chad,nomadic
  Sylvia Earle, Tierney Thys Oceanic
Science,oceans,Environment,currents,coral reef,mola,marine protected area,oceanographer,photosynthesis,bioluminescence,robot,conservation,shark,tiger,National Geographic Explorer,microbe
Business,Las Vegas,Downtown Project,Culture,corporate culture,collisions,collisionability,cities,infrastructure,technology
Business,Economics,Government,Technology,DARPA,CERN,GPS,internet,innovation,funding,VC,investment
Culture,History,Iraq,Museum,Archive,crime,art history
  Brian Eno, Danny Hillis The Long Now, now
Culture,Art,conversation,Future,Globalization,synthetic biology,10,000 Year Clock,surrender
Culture,History,Art,archive,film,newsreel,labor,ephemera,home movies,San Francisco,Prelinger Library,Lost Landscapes
History,America,Culture,Smithsonian,Lincoln,Morse code,bison
  Adam Steltzner Beyond Mars, Earth
science,Space,starship,Technology,space exploration,futurism,Mars,Curiosity Rover,sky crane,seven minutes of terror,Earth
  Peter Schwartz The Starships ARE Coming
Science,Space,Future,Civilization,starship,interstellar,Technology,space exploration,futurism,scenario planning,galactic civilization
  Daniel Kahneman Thinking Fast and Slow
Science,Psychology,Culture,behavioral economics,prospect theory,intuition,fast thinking,slow thinking,nobel prize
apocalypse,climate change,adventure,environment,Atacama,glaciers,desertification,geology,genetic engineering
science,meteor,asteroid,Sentinel,B612,astronauts,space,gravity tractor,Chelyabinsk,Tunguska,B612 Foundation
  Stewart Brand Reviving Extinct Species
Science,Genetics,extinction,de-extinction,Genomics,genes,technology,revive,species,mammoth,passenger pigeon
  Nicholas Negroponte Beyond Digital
technology,Culture,Education,Business,Psychology,laptop,media lab,digital
Science,digital universe,time,acceleration,computer history,evolution,Technology,Von Neumann,big data
  Chris Anderson The Makers Revolution
Business,Technology,Economics,entrepreneurship,emerging markets,globalization,engineering,maker,makerbot,maker faire,3d printing,drones,cad
Civilization,History,Culture,Easter Island,Rapa Nui,environment,sustainability,anthropology,statues,moai
Culture,History,Art,archive,film,newsreel,labor,ephemera,home movies,San Francisco,Prelinger Library,Lost Landscapes
Science,Environment,Art,color,evolution,light,bioluminescence,spectrum,twilight
Culture,Art,clock,history,philanthropy,philosophy,anthropology,Pantheon,underground,preservation
  Steven Pinker The Decline of Violence
Culture,Civilization,politics,history,violence,Psychology,optimism,conflict,social sciences,humanitarianism,peace,democratization
  Tim O'Reilly Birth of the Global Mind
technology,cyborg,future,infrastructure,AI,globalization,Internet,collective intelligence,gift culture,crowd-sourced,artificial intelligence
culture,religion,history,revelations,gnostic gospels,conflict,Rome,bible
technology,infrastructure,business,internet,Cutlure,future,government,security,copyright,net neutrality,freedom,open source,surveillance,hacking
  Benjamin Barber If Mayors Ruled the World
Business,Culture,Climate Change,Government,politics,democratization,public policy,globalization,cities,mayors,urbanization
environment,history,culture,technology,economics,sustainability,policy,plastics,recycling,bioplastic,green chemistry,disposable
environment,history,globalization,sustainability,Columbus,invasive species,disease,trade,slave trade,Civilization,potato famine,de-forestation
  Edward O. Wilson The Social Conquest of Earth
Culture,Science,Technology,Environment,Evolution,History,Ecology,evolutionary biology,ants,altruism,eusocial,kin selection
environment,climate change,sustainability,Anthropocene,policy,planetary boundaires,ocean acidification,ozone,earth systems
Art,Culture,Science,Technology,Climate Change,Environment,Heirloom,Genetics,seeds,food,agriculture,animals,photography,National Geographic
Culture,Government,Economics,Business,law,public policy,Capitol Hill,campaign finance,Danny Hillis,congress,constitution
Culture,History,Art,archive,film,newsreel,labor,ephemera,home movies,San Francisco,Prelinger Library,Lost Landscapes
Culture,Future,Technology,library,books,Internet,digitize,backup,digital dark age,knowledge,scanning
Environment,Climate Change,Art,California Grizzly,Conservation,History,ecology,paleontology,California
Business,culture,psychology,wellness,education,accelerate,language
Science,Growth,Cities,Energy,Environment,Climate Change,Economics,Globalization,History,Business,Sustainability
Climate Change,Sustainability,Environment,nature,conservation,ecosystem,urbanization
  Carl Zimmer Viral Time
Science,Virus,Environment,Medicine,Evolution,bacteria,Genetics,Virology
  Tim Flannery Here on Earth
Climate Change,History,Environment,evolution,Darwin,astrobiology,earth system,superorganism
Culture,History,Conflict,Globalization,Government,Technology,Economics
  Alexander Rose Millennial Precedent
Infrastructure,Technology,Design,Architecture,Future,Engineering,Longevity,Civilization,Svalbard Seed Vault
  Matt Ridley Deep Optimism
Culture,Memes,Climate Change,Economics,Optimism,Future,Psychology,Technology,Sustainability,History,Environment,Economic Policy
  Mary Catherine Bateson Live Longer, Think Longer
Culture,Future,anthropology,ageing,parenting
  Philip K. Howard Fixing Broken Government
Culture,Government,Infrastructure,Psychology,Budgets,Business,Economic Policy,History,Entrepreneurship,
Culture,History,Art,archive,film,newsreel,labor,ephemera,home movies,San Francisco,Prelinger Library,Lost Landscapes
Environment,Science,Oldest,Bristlecones,Climate Change,Art,Sustainability
  Lera Boroditsky How Language Shapes Thought
Culture,language,cognitive science,blue,gender,time
  Stewart Brand, Jane McGonigal Long Conversation 19 of 19
Entertainment,globalization,Technology,New Games,games,future
  Jane McGonigal, Tiffany Shlain Long Conversation 18 of 19
Internet,games,space,technology,globalization
  Paul Hawken, Tiffany Shlain Long Conversation 17 of 19
Internet,Culture,Systems thinking,economics,globalization
  Katherine Fulton, Paul Hawken Long Conversation 16 of 19
Environment,Journalism,Philanthropy,Culture,Globalization
  Stuart Candy, Katherine Fulton Long Conversation 15 of 19
Philanthropy,scenario planning,future,economics,business
  Stuart Candy, Danese Cooper Long Conversation 14 of 19
Culture,Education,Internet,archives,wiki,future,infrastructure,encyclopedia
  Danese Cooper, Peter Schwartz Long Conversation 13 of 19
Education,Internet,Culture,Wiki,economics,networks
  Peter Schwartz, Pete Worden Long Conversation 12 of 19
Science,Space,Technology,starships,interstellar travel
  Ken Foster, Pete Worden Long Conversation 11 of 19
NASA,Science,Technology,Singularity
  Melissa Alexander, Ken Foster Long Conversation 10 of 19
Culture,Art,Education,Maker,Internet
  Melissa Alexander, Ken Wilson Long Conversation 9 of 19
Art,Science,Education,Citizen Science,Environment,Culture
  John Perry Barlow, Ken Wilson Long Conversation 8 of 19
Technology,Internet,Philanthropy,diversity,Globalization,Culture,government
  John Perry Barlow, Violet Blue Long Conversation 7 of 19
Culture,Art,Internet,Journalism,Sexuality,Religion,Censorship
  Violet Blue, Robin Sloan Long Conversation 6 of 19
Technology,Journalism,Twitter,sexuality,Internet,Culture
  Robin Sloan, Jill Tarter Long Conversation 5 of 19
Internet,SETI,modeling,Science
  Emily Levine, Jill Tarter Long Conversation 4 of 19
Education,Science,NASA,SETI,technology,astronomy
  Saul Griffith, Emily Levine Long Conversation 3 of 19
Climate Change,Entertainment,Environment,Sexuality,Science,socks,politics
  Jem Finer, Saul Griffith Long Conversation 2 of 19
Environment,Climate Change,Energy,modeling,Music
  Stewart Brand, Jem Finer Long Conversation 1 of 19
Environment,Music,Longplayer,Art,Culture
  Nineteen Speakers Long Conversation
Culture,Education,Entertainment,Science,Technology,New Media
  Richard Rhodes Twilight of the Bombs
History,Technology,Science,Nuclear,Terrorism,cold war,Russia,Government
Space,Technology,Royal Society,cosmos,astronomer,civilization,SETI,METI,dark energy,Kepler telescope,solar system
Technology,games,gamification,future,Culture,Business,Art,Economics
Culture,History,policy,nuclear nonproliferation treaty,cuban missle crisis
Technology,Energy,Nuclear,Fusion,fossil fuel,climate change,environment coal,future Lawrence Livermore,hydrogen
  Nils Gilman Deviant Globalization
Business,Globalization,Economics,grey market,black market,outlaw,illict
History,Future,Civilization,disease,archives,libraries,government,technology,psychology,energy,education,economics,Internet
  Beth Noveck Transparent Government
Business,Government,Open-source,Wiki,Entrepreneurship,Internet,law,Personal Technology,Social Issues,White House
Science,Future,Climate Change,Plastic,Cities,Infrastructure,Technology,Environment
  Stewart Brand, Brian Eno, Alexander Rose Long Finance: The Enduring Value Conference
Business,Economics,Government,Future,finance
Culture,anthropology,psychology,polynesian,amazon,wayfinders,History,Social Sciences
Culture,History,Art,archive,film,newsreel,labor,ephemera,home movies,San Francisco,Prelinger Library,Lost Landscapes
  Sander van der Leeuw The Archaeology of Innovation
Technology,Brain,Psychology,Energy,Infrastructure,Government,Climate Change,History,Sustainability
  Stewart Brand Rethinking Green
Climate Change,Globalization,Cities,Energy,Environment,urbanization,synthetic biology,genetic engineering,geoengineering,nuclear power
Culture,Art,Technology,sculpture,time,deep time
  Wayne Clough Smithsonian Forever
Climate Change,Environment,History,Natural Sciences,Smithsonian
Environment,food,Science,agriculture,farming,heirloom,infrastructure,Sustainability,Genetics,Organic
History,Economics,Climate Change,Technology,emerging markets,Globalization,poverty
  Michael Pollan Deep Agriculture
Environment,food,Science,agriculture,farming,heirloom,infrastructure,Sustainability
  Gavin Newsom Cities and Time
Cities,Climate Change,Environment,energy,urbanization,sustainability
Culture,History,Language,anthropology,recursion,Amazon,endangered
Culture,Economics,History,collapse,Soviet Union,Russia,kitchen gardens,housing,security
  Saul Griffith Climate Change Recalculated
Environment,Climate Change,Energy,Sustainability,solar,wind,fossil fuels,coal,oil,infrastructure
Culture,History,Art,archive,film,newsreel,labor,ephemera,home movies,San Francisco,Prelinger Library,Lost Landscapes
  Drew Endy, Jim Thomas Synthetic Biology Debate
Science,Technology,Genetics,bioengineering,biobrick,open-source,biotech
Environment,Climate Change,Government,energy,ecosystem management,restoration
  Peter Diamandis Long-term X-Prizes
Business,Technology,Science,Economics,Future,X prize
  Neal Stephenson ANATHEM Book Launch Event
Art,Culture,quantum mechanics,analema,10,000 year clock
Technology,Internet,novel,bots,AI,Entertainment,Future,long-term thinking,stewart brand,Long Now,Seminar
  Edward Burtynsky The 10,000-year Gallery
Art,Culture,Climate Change,photography,carbon transfer print,sublime
Culture,Evolution,Energy,Environment,Tools,Technology,Economy,Climate Change,Sustainability
Technology,Economics,emerging markets,Globalization,decentralization,connectivity,GrameenPhone
  Niall Ferguson, Peter Schwartz Historian vs. Futurist on Human Progress
Culture,Science,Technology,Business,Prediction,Progress,History,Psychology,Conflict,counter-factual
Science,Technology,Climate Change,synthetic biology,evolution,microbe,genome
Culture,Statistics,Prediction,Outlier,Black Swan,probability,Psychology,information,confirmation bias
Future,forecasting,Technology,change,History,inflection point,robot
  Joline Blais, Jon Ippolito At the Edge of Art
Culture,Art,Future,Art History,Technology
Science,Future,Psychology,leadership,principles,values
Technology,genetics,life,future,science
  Rip Anderson, Gwyneth Cravens Power to Save the World
Climate Change,Environment,energy,nuclear power
Technology,Information,libraries,Infrastructure,Evolution,History,Social Issues
  Francis Fukuyama 'The End of History' Revisited
History,Economics,Globalization,Climate Change,Science,Technology,Culture,modernization,biotech
Environment,Future,Culture,Climate Change,Economics,Globalization
  Steven Johnson The Long Zoom
Science,History,Cities,disease,medicine,cholera,ghost map,consilience,complexity
  Frans Lanting Life's Journey Through Time
Science,Art,History,Evolution,cynobacteria,Environment,oxygen,life
Science,Technology,Climate Change,History,civilization,deforestation,collapse,drought,Canada
Technology,Science,Economics,Future,History
Science,Future,History,forecasting,expert,prediction,politics
Business,Technology,Culture,Art,Gaming,2nd life,Economics,Psychology,Internet
  Larry Brilliant, Katherine Fulton, Richard Rockefeller The Deeper News About the New Philanthropy
Culture,Future,Philanthropy,Economics,wealth,accountability
  John Baez Zooming Out in Time
Science,Geology,Psychology,Anthropocene,Climate Change,Energy,History,Future
Culture,Economics,History,Asia,China,society,growth,population
Cuture,Government,Islam,Terrorism,Globalization,U.S. Foreign Policy
  Brian Eno, Will Wright Playing with Time
Technology,Culture,Sim City,Spore,ambient music,generative,civilization
  Chris Anderson, Will Hearst The Long Time Tail
Business,Technology,Culture,Long tail,Economics,Internet,power law,distribution
Culture,internet,Wikipedia,Technology,community,trust
Science,Future,Technology,Energy,History,infrastructure,Scientific Method,biology,simulations,Aritificial Intelligence
History,Culture,Environment,anthropology,irrigation,subak,Bali,rice,gamelan
Technology,Nuclear,Climate Change,Carbon,Economics,Thorium,fusion,Energy,Environment,Terrorism,U.S. Foreign Policy
Culture,Psychology,Religion,civilization,extremism
Techology,Social Software,tags,category,Internet,Digital Dark Age,archives
  Esther Dyson, Freeman Dyson, George Dyson The Difficulty of Looking Far Ahead
Future,Technology,Climate Change,Dyson Sphere,Von Neumann,biotech
  Ray Kurzweil Kurzweil's Law
Technology,exponential,Moore's Law,progress,AI,Artificial intelligence,Singularity,computation,transhumanism,History,Social Issues
Culture,History,human rights,Psychology,society
Culture,Environment,History,Economics,Ecology,Collapse,Society
  Robert Neuwirth The 21st Century Medieval City
Culture,Cities,Infrastructure,population,urbanization,squatters
  Will Jarvis Time Capsule Behavior
Culture,Time capsules,Pompeii,History
  Stewart Brand Cities & Time
Culture,Cities,Globalization,Infrastructure,History,urbanization,civilization,population,Pace-layers
Environment,Technology,Biomimicry,Economics,Rain forest,Selective logging,Social Issues,Sustainability
Environment,History,Native Americans,Ecosystem Management,Smithsonian,National Park Service
Culture,Terrorism,Religion,Game theory,infinite games,Social Issues
Science,Technology,ageing,life extension
Technology,Science,Genetics,Life extension,germline,telomerase
  Paul Hawken The Long Green
Environment,Science,Natural Sciences,sustainability
Technology,Art,Engineering,Clock,Nevada,Mt. Washington,Future,Entrepreneurship,History,Personal Technology
  Phillip Longman The Depopulation Problem
Future,Culture,population,fertility rates
Space,Science,astronomy,NASA,Technology,METI,SETI,intelligence,extraterrestial,Allen Telescope Array
Future,Technology,Singularity,computing,Vernor Vinge
  David Rumsey Mapping Time
Culture,History,Art History,Art,maps,exploration,mapping
Environment,conservation,World Heritage site,UNESCO,sustainability
Science,Technology,Space,asteroids,B612,comets,extinction,orbit,impact,meteor,NASA
Culture,Future,Government,Globalization,RAND,policy,scenario planning
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