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#MKW18 – The Long Now: Planning a 10,000 Year Future for Human Knowledge

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5 Blackwood St

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What does it mean to plan 10,000 years into the future?

The Long Now Foundation in San Francisco is trying to answer this question. Working to reframe our sense of the here and now to be a bigger 'here' and a longer 'now', the Long Now provides a sense of agency and responsibility for the future of our human civilisation. Keystone projects to date include a monument scale mechanical clock designed to tick and keep time for 10,000 years, a microscopic archive of all human languages built to last for millennia, and a project to bring species like the passenger pigeon and woolly mammoth back from extinction. Dr. Laura Welcher, COO and Director of the Long Now Library will talk about her work at the Long Now Foundation, and strategies for how we can move knowledge 10,000 years into the future.

[Please note this event is wheelchair accessible]

Melbourne Knowledge Week

Melbourne Knowledge Week is a week-long festival that melds, art, technology, business and science to explore and co-create our future city. Over 80 events have been designed to inspire curious minds to collide and collaborate to bring future-focused ideas to life.

Throw yourself into a week full of innovation and creativity where you’ll hear from international industry leaders, test cutting-edge technology, taste future food and help to solve Melbourne’s future challenges.

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Meat Market

5 Blackwood St

Melbourne, VIC 3051

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