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Long Now Board members and others answer the annual Edge.org question each January.
This year it's "What scientific notion should be more widely known?"
 
Every year Edge asks its circle of writers and scientists a question. This year the question was, "What scientific notion should be more widely known?" My answer is Premature Optimization, which I explain here: https://www.edge.org/response-detail/27063
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Are you a card-carrying member? We'd love to see photos of Long Now members w/ their cards to end the year and encourage others to join!
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“In this moment, there are some who say that the Clock is a black bull with a white patch on its brow. It has the shape of an eagle on its back, two white hairs in its tail and the mark of the sacred scarab beetle on its tongue...” keeperoftheclock.org
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Read Revive & Restore's Annual Report from +Stewart Brand to learn about their #geneticRescue success in 02016 and some bold plans for the #future: http://reviverestore.org/annual-report/
2016 Annual Report 2015 Annual Report 2016 Year End Report by Stewart Brand In 2016 Revive & Restore went ever deeper into its multiple genetic rescue projects bringing biotech to wildlife conservation. It was all made possible by generous donations from remarkable individuals and organizations over the last four years. This diagram shows six species now being genetically rescued. Left to right: 1) the Black-footed Ferret enda...
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The Interval is open 10am to midnight today. Closed on Thanksgiving Thursday. We'll reopen Friday (Nov 25) at 5pm (til midnight). Usual 10am to midnight on the weekend. Come by soon. Happy Holiday!
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As we begin our third decade, The Fund of the Long Now is a fundamental tool to our becoming a truly long-term institution. Find out more: https://longnow.org/support/
Please consider a tax deductible gift to the fund. Please spread the word about why you think Long Now is important right now. If you have already supported: Thank You for your generosity!
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Artist and anthropologist Adrian Van Allen takes us behind the scenes at the +Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History to see how they preserve our knowledge of the natural world for the #future in this #IgniteTalk from the #LongNow20 Member Summit...
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In his master's thesis Revive & Restore's lead scientist Ben Novak showed that for tens of thousands of years the Passenger Pigeon was THE ecosystem engineer of eastern North American forests. Those ecosystems have lost diversity since the Passenger Pigeon went extinct. Learn more about Ben's research, the science behind de-extinction, and the Passenger Pigeon on Revive & Restore's blog
By Ben J. Novak Ryan Phelan and Stewart Brand congratulate Ben Novak at the Interval after Novak’s talk on his master’s thesis research for “the Great Passenger Pigeon Comeback”, September 27, 2016. When Revive & Restore started working on Passenger Pigeon de-extinction four years ago, we hypothesized that the passenger pigeon could be a model species to develop the science of de-extinction. The Passenger Pigeon is certainly an iconic candida...
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A nice feature on #LongNow co-founder Stewart Brand's list of #books for the #ManualforCivilization library on openculture.com
When the future looks dim, we can attend to the present with furious agency, spinning from task to task, forgetting for days on end to practice forethought. How much of this comes from tech-addled information overload and how much from physiological responses to real impending danger is anyone's ...
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Each year Rick Prelinger curates an amazing selection of moving images from San Francisco's past--drawn from home movies, trade films, and other diverse sources--as the final Long Now event of the year: "Lost Landscapes of San Francisco" is a December tradition for more than a decade. Tickets are now available, benefiting The Prelinger Library and this year we are doing TWO nights, for the first time ever. We hope you can join us! http://buff.ly/2eKKVOp
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San Francisco non-profit, fostering long-term thinking and responsibility. Longnow.org
Introduction
The Long Now Foundation fosters long-term thinking and responsibility through a variety of projects including the Seminars About Long-term Thinking and the 10,000 year clock.

Our latest endeavor is The Interval a public cafe/bar/museum/venue in San Francisco that is open to all.

Follow us on Twitter: @longnow, @interval, @Revive_Restore, and @RosettaProject.

For more food for long-term thought read our blog and our Tumblr.