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A long-term thinking lecture series from The Long Now Foundation: these hour long talks are recorded live at The Interval, our bar / cafe / museum in San Francisco. Since 02014 this series has presented artists, authors, entrepreneurs, scientists (and more) taking a long-term perspective on subjects like art, design, history, nature, technology, and time. You can learn more about The Interval and this series at theinterval.org, where we have full videos of the talks on this podcast.

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A long-term thinking lecture series from The Long Now Foundation: these hour long talks are recorded live at The Interval, our bar / cafe / museum in San Francisco. Since 02014 this series has presented artists, authors, entrepreneurs, scientists (and more) taking a long-term perspective on subjects like art, design, history, nature, technology, and time. You can learn more about The Interval and this series at theinterval.org, where we have full videos of the talks on this podcast.

    Drinking for 10,000 Years: Intoxication and Civilization: Edward Slingerland

    Drinking for 10,000 Years: Intoxication and Civilization: Edward Slingerland

    See the full description of this talk on our new website: Edward Slingerland, "Drinking for 10,000 Years: Intoxication and Civilization".

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Space Debris and The Kessler Syndrome: A Possible Future Trapped on Earth: Creon Levit

    Space Debris and The Kessler Syndrome: A Possible Future Trapped on Earth: Creon Levit

    More than one hundred million pieces of human-made space debris currently orbit our planet, most moving at more than 10,000 mph. Every year their number increases, creating a progressively more dangerous environment for working spacecraft. In order to operate in space, we track most of this debris through a patchwork of private efforts and government defense networks.

    Creon Levit spent over three decades at NASA, and is now the Director of R&D at Planet, a company that is imaging the earth everyday with one of the largest swarms of micro-satellites in the world. Creon will discuss the history of space debris, the way the debris is currently tracked, and how we might work to reduce it before we see a cascading effect of ballistic interactions that could render low orbit all but unusable.

    • 56 min
    What’s The Future? It’s Up to Us.: Tim O'Reilly

    What’s The Future? It’s Up to Us.: Tim O'Reilly

    Based on four decades in technology and media, constantly in the eye of innovation, O’Reilly is starting vital conversations about our future. Be ready for keen details on how we got here, a frank assessment of emerging challenges, and a bold call to action for the sake of the generations on the horizon.
    Tim O’Reilly is founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc. If you’ve heard the term “open source software” or “web 2.0” or “the Maker movement” or “government as a platform” or “the WTF economy,” he’s had a hand in framing each of those big ideas. With these and many other efforts over the years, Tim has helped the tech industry better understand itself and its influence beyond innovation for innovation's sake. His leadership and insight continue to be invaluable as he now highlights the responsibility that goes along with that influence. He spoke in Long Now's Seminars About Long-term Thinking series in 02012.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The History & Science of a Persistent Malady: Scurvy Salon

    The History & Science of a Persistent Malady: Scurvy Salon

    A special night of short talks about the long history and scientific background behind a most persistent malady. And the drinks that can help keep it at bay. Featuring returning Interval speakers
 James Holland Jones (Stanford), James Nestor (Deep), Kara Platoni (We Have the Technology), The Interval’s Beverage Director: Jennifer Colliau, and more.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Bay Area Telecommunications Infrastructure History: Rick Prelinger

    Bay Area Telecommunications Infrastructure History: Rick Prelinger

    Rick Prelinger uncovers the diverse histories of
Bay Area telecommunications infrastructure: telephone, radio, television, data, image and sound. A tour of technologies, dead and flourishing, that overlay, underlay and penetrate us all.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Geological Reveal: How the Rock Record Shows Our Relationship to the Natural World: Miles Traer

    The Geological Reveal: How the Rock Record Shows Our Relationship to the Natural World: Miles Traer

    Before us, after us, and without our realizing it: geology, ecology, and biology uniquely record human activity. Geoscientist Miles Traer, co-host of the podcast Generation Anthropocene uncovers the many “natures" of the
 San Francisco Bay Area that exist beneath our feet.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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The second Long Now podcast!

Long Now's first podcast dates back to 2003 and has nearly 200 episodes. It's fanatastic that there's now a second podcast which with more long term thinking lectures!

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