Searching for Life in Deep Space

On December 2, 02019, Professor Avi Loeb takes Long Now Boston to the frontiers of cosmic discovery and exobiology.  

Professor Loeb is the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science and Chair of Astronomy at Harvard, Director of the Institute for Theory and Computation, Founding Director of the Black Hole Initiative, Chair of both the Breakthrough Starshot Advisory Committee and the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Academies. In 2012, TIME magazine selected Loeb as one of the 25 most influential people in space science. 

See post-event summary here: Life Among the Stars

December, 02019, at CIC, 1 Broadway, Cambridge MA
Doors open @ 6pm — Come early and meet other Long Now thinkers.
Presentations start @ 7pm

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Future Humans and the Price of Progress

Future Humans and the Price of Progress

A Long Now Boston Conversation with James Hughes (IEET) and Nir Eiskovits (UMAEC).

November 4, 02019, at CIC, 1 Broadway, Cambridge MA
Doors open @ 6pm — Come early and meet other Long Now thinkers
Presentations start @ 7pm

See the post-event Summary: How Humans and Technology Co-Evolve

Humans invent technology to shape the world — but technology also reshapes humans.  What will future humans be like?

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Long-term Loonshots: The Science of Phase Transitions and the Course of World History

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).

See the post-event Summary here.

Monday, September 9, 02019: 7PM at the CIC Venture Café — Doors open @ 6pm — Come early and meet other Long Now thinkers

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

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Cambridge Innovation Center is an in-kind sponsor of this Long Now Boston conversation. We are very grateful for their support.

Fourth Annual Long Now Boston Summer Party | Saturday Aug 17 02019

Long Now Boston would love you to join us — Saturday, August 17, from 1pm to 5pm — in celebration of our 5th season of remarkable deep time conversations.

The event summary has been posted here!

This annual intimate summer gathering is already famous for connecting local Long Now enthusiasts. This year we’ve raised the bar by welcoming some very special guests:

Stewart Brand, co-founder of the Long Now Foundation
Esther Dyson, founder of Wellville and chairman of EDVenture Holdings
• and Ryan Phelan, co-founder and executive director of Revive & Restore
Danny Hillis and Taylor Milsal, our hosts, will also be on hand.

All of them promise to share updates on current projects, and there will plenty of opportunity for discussion.

We look forward to seeing you soon, getting to know you better and looking at the world together through a Long Now lens.

Light refreshments served

$100/person — General Admission — only 20 Tickets available.

A wait list will start after initial tickets are spoken for; if additional spots become available, wait list folks will be contacted.

Tickets will be availably only from Meetup for this event.

Fourth Annual Long Now Boston Summer Party

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019, 1:00 PM

54 Garfield St
54 Garfield St Cambridge, MA

28 Long Now Boston Enthusiasts Attending

Long Now Boston would love you to join us — Saturday, August 17, from 1pm to 5pm — in celebration of our 5th season of remarkable deep time conversations. This annual intimate summer gathering is already famous for connecting local Long Now enthusiasts. This year we’ve raised the bar by welcoming some very special guests: • Stewart Brand, co-founde…

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[limited to 2 tix/person — non-transferrable; non-refundable]

Robotic Futures: Reading Minds & Mastering Gentle Touch (4/1/02019)

Robotic Futures: Reading Minds & Mastering Gentle Touch

April 1, 02019. Doors open @ 6pm — Come early and meet other Long Now thinkers — Presentation starts @ 7pm. 

See the post-event summary: Robotic Futures – A Cyborg Vision.

A Long Now Boston Community Conversation with Bruce Blumberg, Principal UX Engineer at Universal Robots.

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Decoding, Leveraging and Protecting Our DNA in The Age of Personal Genomics

Decoding, Leveraging and Protecting Our DNA in The Age of Personal Genomics

March 4, 02019 Doors open @ 6pm — Come early and meet other Long Now thinkers — Presentation starts @ 7pm. Tickets available via Eventbrite

See the post-event summary: DNA – Our Past is Our Future

A Long Now Boston Community Conversation with
Preston Estep CSO and co-founder, Veritas Genetics
and
Dennis Grishin CSO and co-founder, Nebula Genomics

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