We have been using earth as if it is an infinite source of raw materials and an infinite sink for our waste, but it is finite in both cases ultimately accelerating toward a global disaster of depletion and extinction.sp
If you could go back in time, what one piece of advice would you give your younger self?
Are we being good ancestors to the future Earth?
How can humanity survive the next century of climate change, a growing population, and emerging technological threats?
Time and its role in thought and action
Contemporary philosophies of time
Time as systemized in scientific society
- Time measurement: general concepts
- Rotational time
- Dynamical time
- Atomic time
- Pulsar time
- Radiometric time
- Cosmology and uniform time
Further reading and study
- acceleration: The Great Acceleration
- classic: Future Shock Toffler
- energy: The Future of Energy
- food: The Future of Food NG
- grand canyon: The Man Who Walked Through Time Fletcher
- long-term: The Clock Of The Long Now Brand
- monetizing personal information: Who Owns the Future? Lanier
- NYC: Space/Time Directory
- future: On the Future Rees
- teaching/learning about time: Time Activity Set For Kids
- the accelerating arc of life: Why Time Flies Burdick
- universe: A Brief History of Time Hawking
- upsides/downsides: WTF?: What’s the Future and Why It’s Up to Us O’Reilly
- what lies below us: Underland Macfarlane
Also by SP
- Augmyntia (fiction)
- Devolutionary Slo-Mo
- Existential Does Not Touch Us
- In an ai world, where will all the workers go?
- In My Lifetime
- Moon$hot Illinois
- Surrealism Returns to Campus
- The Disruption of Being Lost (fiction)
- Weapons of Mass Artificial Intelligent Destruction
- When Is It Time to Retreat From Climate Change?