Long Now: Seminars About Long-term Thinking

Explore hundreds of lectures by scientists, historians, artists, entrepreneurs, and more through The Long Now Foundation's award-winning lecture series, curated and hosted by Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand (creator of the Whole Earth Catalog). Recorded live in San Francisco each month since 02003, past speakers include Brian Eno, Neil Gaiman, Sylvia Earle, Daniel Kahneman, Jennifer Pahlka, Steven Johnson, and many more. Watch video of these talks and learn more about our projects at Longnow.org. The Long Now Foundation is a non-profit dedicated to fostering long-term thinking and responsibility.

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Ian McEwan: Machines Like Me


In his new novel, Machines Like Me, Ian McEwan uses science fiction and counter-factual history to speculate about the coming of artificial intelligence and its effect on human relations. The opening page introduces a pivotal character, "Sir Alan Turing, war hero and presiding genius of the digital age.” The evening with McEwan will feature conversation with Stewart Brand, based on written questions from the audience, along with some readings...


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 2019-05-05  1h36m
 
 

Jeff Goodell: The Water Will Come


The ocean is not just filling up, it’s swelling up. Half of sea-level rise comes just from the warming of the water. No matter what humans do next, we are now doomed to deal with drastically higher flooding of the world's coasts every year for decades, possibly centuries. Nearly half of humanity lives near coasts. Many of our greatest cities, and their infrastructure, will have to deal with the ever-rising waters...


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 2019-04-03  1h24m
 
 

Chip Conley: The Modern Elder and the Intergenerational Workplace


Advance tickets for this Seminar are sold out. A limited number of tickets will be released starting at 6:30pm at the ticket tables in the theater lobby. Doors to the theater open at 7:00pm. Long Now Members can also watch our live video stream and a public podcast will be released after the talk. What can fifty-somethings bring of value to companies that are mostly twenty-somethings, and vice versa? A needed blending of depth with currency...


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 2019-03-14  1h24m
 
 

John Brockman: Possible Minds


Advance tickets for this Seminar are sold out. Long Now Members can watch our live video stream and a public podcast and video will be released after the talk. John Brockman's newly released book Possible Minds: Twenty-Five Ways of Looking at AI  is the springboard for this Seminar on Artificial Intelligence. Brockman will interview several of the contributors to the book, Rodney Brooks, Alison Gopnik and Stuart Russell on stage...


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 2019-02-26  1h36m
 
 

Martin Rees: Prospects for Humanity


To think usefully about humanity’s future, you have to bear everything in mind simultaneously. Nobody has managed that better than Martin Rees in his succinct summing-up book: ON THE FUTURE: Prospects for Humanity. As the recent President of the Royal Society (and longtime Royal Astronomer), Rees is current with all the relevant science and technology. At 76, he has seen a lot of theories about the future come and go...


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 2019-01-15  1h24m
 
 

Niall Ferguson: Networks and Power


“This time is different.” Historians: “Ha.” “The Net is net beneficial.” Historian Niall Ferguson: “Globalization is in crisis. Populism is on the march. Authoritarian states are ascendant. Technology meanwhile marches inexorably ahead, threatening to render most human beings redundant or immortal or both...


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 2018-11-20  1h30m
 
 

Mary Lou Jepsen: Toward Practical Telepathy


With her stunning breakthroughs in neural imaging, Mary Lou Jepsen is making the brain readable (and stimulatable) in real time...


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 2018-10-30  1h29m
 
 

Stewart Brand: Whole Earth Catalog 50th Anniversary Celebration


50 years ago, Stewart Brand launched the Whole Earth Catalog — one of the cornerstones of the American counterculture. The evening program of The Whole Earth Catalog 50th Anniversary Celebration was held on October 13, 02018, and featured conversations between Whole Earth Catalog contributors and contemporary wave-makers as they discussed the legacy of the Catalog and what the next 50 years might hold...


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 2018-10-14  2h0m
 
 

Julia Galef: Soldiers and Scouts: Why our minds weren't built for truth, and how we can change that


An expert on rationality, judgement, and strategy, Julia Galef notes that "our capacity for reason evolved to serve two very different purposes that are often at odds with each other. On the one hand, reason helps us figure out what’s true; on the other hand, it also helps us defend ideas that are false-but-strategically-useful. I’ll explore these two different modes of thought — I call them “the scout” and “the soldier” — and what determines which mode we default to...


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 2018-09-13  1h32m
 
 

Juan Benet: Long Term Info-structure


Advance tickets for this Seminar are sold out. A limited number of tickets will be released starting at 6:30pm at the ticket tables in the theater lobby. Doors to the theater open at 7:00pm. Long Now Members can watch our live video stream and a public podcast will be released after the talk. "We live in a spectacular time,” says Juan Benet. "We're a century into our computing phase transition. The latest stages have created astonishing powers for individuals, groups, and our species as a whole...


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 2018-08-07  1h29m