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Long Now Ignite Talks 02024

The Long Now Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to fostering long-term thinking and responsibility. Our work encourages imagination at the timescale of civilization — the next and last 10,000 years — a timespan we call the long now.

Our global membership program connects over 11,000 people across more than 65 countries to our library of long-term thinking. Members help us deliver Long Now Talks videos, podcasts, and our writing on Ideas to over 19 million people and counting around the world.

We're delighted to showcase this curated set of Ignite Talks, created and given by Long Now members. Presenting on the subjects of their choice, our speakers have precisely 5 minutes to amuse, educate, enlighten, or inspire the audience!

  • Dustin Bajer - Cultivate the Millennium!
  • Rose Bloomin - What is Plurality?
  • Mark Bonchek - The Longing for Belonging
  • Christopher Daniel - 3,000 Years of Maintenance
  • Ben Haldeman - Expanding Life & Consciousness in the Universe
  • Andrew Hessel - The Age of Programming Life
  • Jenny Johnston - A Protopian Frontier
  • Jane McGonigal - Social Simulations of Unthinkable Futures
  • Elle Miller - Unlocking Innovation Together: The Power of Public-Private Partnerships
  • Mike Olson - A Solar Metric Clock
  • Andrew Warner - Interval Decennial Sneak Peek

Join us in-person and on the livestream for this fun, surprising and thought-provoking evening, with host Brady Forrest! Brava Theater is located in the lively Mission District - come early and enjoy the local restaurants and our pre-show beer & wine bar.

We've moved our talks to a virtual format, and to share them with a wider audience, the live streams are now public on the Long Now Live Stream page and YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

We continue to release media from all of our talks and you can follow the series by subscribing to the podcasts, watching the videos and highlights and connecting with Long Now on our social channels.

Long Now is able to continue our work thanks to the ongoing support of members and donors. Please consider joining our global community of long-term thinkers. Membership starts at just $8/month and takes two minutes to set up. Special one-time donations are also appreciated, and all of your support will help us foster more long-term thinking. Thank you so much.

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Condensed ideas about long-term thinking summarized by Stewart Brand
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Seminar Sponsors

David and Abby Rumsey • Kim Polese • The Kaphan Foundation • Garrett Gruener • Scorpio Rising Fund • Peter Baumann • Brian Eno • Greg Stikeleather • Cameo Wood • Ping Fu • Peter Schwartz • Lawrence Wilkinson • Ken and Maddy Dychtwald • Future Ventures • Ken and Jackie Broad • AtoB • WHH Foundation • Stewart Brand and Ryan Phelan • Jackson Square Partners Foundation • The Long Now Members

We would also like to recognize George Cowan (01920 - 02012) for being the first to sponsor this series.

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