“Now is the period in which people live and act and have responsibility. For most of us now is about a week, sometimes a year, for some traditional tribes in the American North East and Australia Now is seven generations back and forward 175 years in each direction Just as the photographs of the Earth gave people a sense of a Big Here, we need things now that give people a sense of the Long Now. Candidate Now lengtheners might include abiding, charismatic artefacts, extreme longitudinal scientific studies, very large slow ambitious projects, human life extension, highly durable institutions, reward systems for slow responsible behaviour, honouring patience and sometimes disdaining rush, widespread personal feeling for the span of history, and planet practices that preserve options for the future. In a sense the task here is to make the world safe for hurry, by slowing some parts way down” – Stewart Brand


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