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The Clock of the Long Now

Time and Responsibility

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This edition was published in by Basic Books

Written in English

208 pages

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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Cover of: The Clock of the Long Now
The Clock of the Long Now: Times and Responsibility
March 2001, Tandem Library
in English
Cover of: The Clock of the Long Now
The Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility
April 2000, Basic Books
in English
Cover of: The clock of the long now
The clock of the long now: time and responsibility
1999, Basic Books
in English - 1st ed.

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The Clock of the Long Now

time and responsibility

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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.

The Clock of the Long Now

Time and Responsibility

This edition was published in by Basic Books


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

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