Re: Stewart Brand's The Clock of the Long Now

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Tue Jan 16 2001 - 12:40:30 MST

From: Stewart Brand <>

>Thanks for forwarding the delicious dialogue.

>What is "teleological corrosion"? I'm ready to love the term but
>don't know quite what it means.

>I think you'll find that my expectation of considerable life
>extension is all through the CLOCK text as a premise, along with
>the premonition that it is only partially a release, hence the
>"infinite responsibility" angle. That in itself could dampen
>exponentiating technology.

>Life extension is not youth extension, except maybe biologically.

I've always meant to get this book, and now we've talked about it
so much, I've gotten hooked, and just reserved a copy to pick up
after work.

It'll go good next to "The Media Lab" and "How Buildings Learn".



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