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Stewart Brand
President of The Long Now Foundation--which takes no sides. In this forum, as a private person, I do take sides occasionally.
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Stewart Brand 6h
Dents civilization, doesn't destroy planet.
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James Fallows 11h
When reading v powerful account by MD of what happens to children mowed down by AR-15, , recall what AR-15’s designer said about its “advantage” in wound ballistics (From my 1981 book ‘National Defense’)
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Open Culture 13h
Watch Joan Baez Endearingly Imitate Bob Dylan (1972)
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Stewart Brand 12h
Replying to @jxs606 @longnow
Become a Long Now member?
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Swati G. Sharma 15h
Must read: A radiologist who treated victims of the Parkland shooting writes about what she saw.
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Jason Pontin Feb 21
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Nils Gilman Feb 21
QOTD: "The dead protect the options of the living." -
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Stewart Brand Feb 21
Replying to @seanmcarroll
Name one human-caused fluctuation that could “wipe out the planet.”
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James Fallows Feb 21
Two parallel items to similar effect: outraged statements by Army veterans professionally trained with M-16, M-4, M-60 etc about what AR-15 has done to civilian life (and death) and
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Stewart Brand Feb 21
The longer version of the Clock installation video, with credits. (1:23 minutes)
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Stewart Brand Feb 21
Replying to @nils_gilman
Good find. Now I agree with it.
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Antonio Regalado Feb 21
10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018. Our annual list of top developments includes Adversarial Neural Nets, Synthetic Embryos, Polygenic Risk Scores. And more!
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C. S. Prakash Feb 21
Poison. Traps. Rifles. The methods for eradicating island predators like rats are brutal. Some conservationists want to use to do the same job. This method isn't brutal, but it could fundamentally transform our power over nature.
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Stewart Brand Feb 21
A leading candidate for de-extinction—in case a sponsor wants to show up to push it.
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Stewart Brand Feb 21
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David Lang Feb 21
The precise detail to which we're wiring up the natural world is staggering. For a fun and informative romp through this new era, check out Where the Animals Go:
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Stewart Brand Feb 21
Replying to @JeffGouldMD @JeffBezos
Naw, it’s art.
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Stewart Brand Feb 21
Replying to @nils_gilman
I don’t recall the context of this one. I think I agree with it, but I need to know more.
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Michael Shermer Feb 21
What time will it be in 10,000 years? This clock will tell our descendants. The power of thinking thanks to , & their team. This is as important as Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot Voyager photograph for the big perspective.
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