Long Now Foundation

The Long Now Foundation, established in 1996(or "01996"), is a private organization that seeks to become the seed of a very long-term cultural institution. It aims to provide a counterpoint to today's "faster/cheaper" mindset and to promote "slower/better" thinking. The Long Now Foundation hopes to creatively foster responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years. To emphasize this horizon (and avoid the Year 10,000 problem), the group writes years using five digits instead of four: 02006 instead of 2006. - Wikipedia

Brian Eno is a member. Check out his contribution here. Also check out Long Bets, a related site where wagers regarding long term predictions are hosted.


nico said...

yeah, i remember this. i especially like the long now clock.

Anonymous said...

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