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An edition of The Clock of the Long Now (1999)

The clock of the long now

time and responsibility — 1st ed.

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This edition published in by Basic Books in New York.

Written in English

190 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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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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-179) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
115
Library of Congress
BD638 .B7 1999

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL103877M
Internet Archive
clockoflongnow00bran
ISBN 10
046504512X
LC Control Number
99219976
OCLC/WorldCat
41471409
Library Thing
172271
Goodreads
1788479

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