June 3, 02019, at the Cambridge Innovation Center.
Featuring Eleanor Murphy (Acumen) and Katherine Collins (Putnam, Honeybee Capital)
Synopsis: Some 12,000 years ago, people began
cultivating their own food, providing a far more reliable source than nature
alone, leading to settled communities and, ultimately, a global civilization.
The technologies and capacities for feeding human communities have improved
through the millennia, bringing huge benefits to growing populations. Yet poverty and hunger still afflicts much of
the world — a tragedy that we can eliminate within decades if we empower
communities, through enlightened investment, technology and market solutions,
to achieve their own aspirations.
Sept. 9, 02019: Long-term Loonshots: The Science of Phase Transitions and the Course of World History
A Long Now Boston Conversation with Safi Bahcall, Author of Loonshots (02019).
Monday, September 9, 02019: 7PM at the CIC Venture Café — Doors open @ 6pm — Come early and meet other Long Nowthinkers
Why did modern science ignite in 17th -century Western Europe when China, Islam, and India had been so much more advanced for 1,000 years? How does understanding the behavior we see in a glass of water help us understand the fate of companies and empires? How can we use these insights to help our institutions shape the next 1,000 or 10,000 years?
Safi Bahcall is the author of the 2019 NYT Bestseller — Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries
members! We would like to hear from
Do you have an idea, a technology, an image, a story or an
artistic expression that provides insight of long-term significance to our
region or to our world? Would you like
to discuss it with members of the Long Now Boston community?
FLASH TALK INVITATION – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 11!!!
On May 6, 02019, Long Now Boston will be hosting an inaugural FLASH TALK FOR MEMBERS, starting at 7PM at the CIC Venture Café in Kendall Square. The event will be FREE and open to the public.