The Long Now Foundation presents George Dyson
The Long Now Foundation presents
George Dyson on
“No Time Is There”--- The Digital Universe and Why Things Appear To Be Speeding Up
Tuesday March 19, 02013
Doors open 7:00pm, talk from 7:30-9:00pm
Tickets are $15, Long Now Members can reserve 2 complimentary tickets.
About this Seminar:
When thinking about the future, it is easy to forget to look behind you. Enter George Dyson, “an historian among futurists”, who does deep research into the history of computing to understand the trends that will bring us into the future.
One of his persistent themes is taking the “digital universe” metaphor seriously. When we turned on the first computers, we created a computational universe, a universe that is now growing by 5 trillion bits of storage per second. This universe is not merely expanding--it is exploding, and we need to understand computer time as well as we understand human time.
This talk is in partnership with GeneralAssembly and we would like to extend a special welcome to their members. Check your email for special ticketing instructions if you are a member of Long Now or General Assembly.
This lecture is part of The Long Now Foundation's monthly series, the Seminars About Long-term Thinking hosted by Stewart Brand.
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The Long Now Foundation