ok so this is my first attempt at Science Fiction. Please be nice but I’m hoping to see what people think…
A soft gentle music touch’s the edge of my mind, slowly nudging me to consciousness. Floating, as the fog slowly clears in my head and rolling clouds seemingly moving aside, I drift higher. I can feel the aerogel foam slowly retreating from its warm embrace as my computer detects my raising awareness and movement. The time comes to mind, as bits of data slice through the remaining fog of sleep.
Remembering the old days of alarm clocks… when I was very young I even had a mechanical clock with two bells on it, it was always so much more jarring and sometimes ending in violence for the clock. We’ve come far in only a handful of decades. Continue reading
Manual of Civilization
One of my favorite organizations is the Long Now. The reason for this is their focus on one simple mission that I strongly believe in. Their focus is on long term thinking and they don’t have the politics and over intellectualization like many other groups I’m familiar with. Their singular focus is on helping society and planning for the long term (ie, say the next 10,000 to 100,000 years). This singular purpose, strong organizational structure and group focus has allowed them to move forward where other groups go where in the real world. Without real action and real measureable results a group is without value.
One of my related passions is this project called the archive and now the library and when I found out the Long Now started the Manual of Civilization (Manual Submission link: one true google form ) project I was ecstatic. While I might disagree with a book here or there the project itself is one of the most critical projects in the world. Continue reading