"For minds trapped in the ever-tightening time spiral of techno-capitalist progress, where fame is fifteen minutes and the future is this quarter's profits, [Stewart Brand] has provided a wonderful escape route-an exhilarating, liberating, total change of scale and pace."
-Ursula K. Le Guin
For many, the turn of the millennium represents a point beyond which nothing can be imagined. Stewart Brand, an important figure in the United States counterculture, sees this inability to imagine the future as an unwillingness to accept responsibility for it. The Clock of the Long Now tackles the necessary and "timely" question of how to make long-term thinking an integral part of our fast-paced lives....Continua