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The Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility

ISBN 10: 0465007805 / 0-465-00780-5
ISBN 13: 9780465007806
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
The author explores the dearth of "long-term" thinking in the Western world and proposes a plan to make future planning a regular feature of human consciousness.

Review:
"...[Brand's] call for sustained endeavor, long-term introspection and cultural dialogue is thought-provoking, even if his scattered musings aren't united by a common thread....While the book's philosophical tone might not be the stuff best-sellers are made of, THE CLOCK OF THE LONG NOW convincingly articulates the necessity of thinking about time in a new way and the importance of patience."

Diane Anderson Lehrer, Industry Standard, 06/21/1999

Review:
"...Stewart Brand's thrilling THE CLOCK OF THE LONG NOW posits one way for this hurtling society to consider deep time, with an extraordinary clock--one that will tick once a year for 10,000 years--as its central metaphor....[This book] is a swift, probing investigation of the theoretical and mechanical underpinnings of such a contraption....[T]he arguments here...are cogent, persuasive and deeply entertaining."

Jimmy Guterman, Chicago Tribune, 08/15/1999

 

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