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from The Ministry for the Future
  • This particular point of leverage is the same as that of the Long Now folks; they too are quite deliberately setting out to hack how we think about time. KSR has been a frequent Long Now guest speaker.
from EM Cioran
  • Having lost the monopoly on stagnation, they grow increasingly frantic and will inevitably topple like their models, like those feverish civilizations incapable of lasting more than a dozen centuries. Long Now
    • – Drawn and Quartered p7
from Weird Studies/Michael Garfield
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Long Now

23 Jun 2021 11:05 - 01 Jan 2022 07:48

    • A unique and strange organization started by Stewart Brand and Danny Hillis, which operates a bar in San Francisco and is building a 10000-year mechanical clock in the southwestern desert. I'm a member.
    • Brand has always been a big-picture thinker and this organization allows him to do that on a massive scale, with interesting partners.
    • It's interesting that other branches of the sixties counterculture focused on the idea that past and future didn't really exist, and one should strive to Be Here Now. Omniorthogonal: Moment of Totality is a post about one of my sojurns to hippieland and includes an encounter with that attitude:
      • On another occasion, I was getting water from a public spigot and a couple of old hippies started chatting me up and informed me that the past and future were illusions and only the present moment was real (spontaneous metaphysical conversations are a common thing at such gatherings). This seemed extra-dumb considering we were in the midst of a festival organized around a phenomenon that had been precisely predicted years before it actually was to happen. But – it's a fairly common belief among}} mystics and it was the topic of an early Grateful Dead song, so there's that. As is my practice, I tried to find an interpretation or state of mind in which that statement would feel true.