Keeping Good Time For 10,000 Years
The Earth is slowing down and wobbling on its axis. How does a clock meant to keep accurate time for 10,000 years account for these long-term celestial variations?
The Long Now Foundation
Confessions of a Juul Junkie
I’d never considered a future where a pod was out of reach. Moving to Barcelona changed that.
Naming the Unspoken Thing
Inside the Bay Area’s craziest secret underground parties
Medium Member Feature Story
What Happens When A Computer Runs Your Life
This software engineer let an algorithm pick where he lives, what he does—even what tattoo to get. Is he onto something?
Tripping on Acid with My Dad
The Arab Spring brought my father back to America, and LSD helped us make up for lost time
Trips Worth Telling (ed. by Michael Pollan)
Seeing the Whole Earth from Space Changed Everything
Now, a new project is zooming in closer to inspire awe and a sense of responsibility
The Role of Art in Addressing Climate Change
An interview with José Luis de Vicente
How Warren Buffett Won His Multi-Million Dollar Long Bet
Buffett's Long Bet is a Lesson in Taking the Long View
The Largest Early World Map is Unveiled For the First Time
Urbano Monte's Planisphere Was Centuries Ahead of its Time
Overcoming Language Barriers to Human Rights
PanLex is Building the World's Largest Lexical Translation Database
This magical drug mansion in Upstate New York is where the psychedelic ’60s took off
Owned by one of America’s richest families, Millbrook hosted Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg, Charles Mingus and more
What Books Would You Choose to Restart Civilization?
Gathering essential books and democratizing human knowledge for future generations
The Orrery at The Interval
An Invitation to Long-term Thinking
Just How Big of a Problem is Nuclear Waste?
The Other 10,000 Year Project
The Caffe Med is Dead. Long Live the Caffe Med!
A love letter to the cafe that offered shelter to the misfits
This Mexican medicine woman hipped America to magic mushrooms, with the help of a bank executive
In the hills of Oaxaca, María Sabina used psychedelics to heal
Is moshing dead?
Fans may be too ‘intellectual’ for this sweaty, violent ritual
This genius chemist spent 50 years creating psychedelic drugs in his home lab…for a good cause
For Alexander Shulgin, MDMA had huge therapeutic potential
Meet the psychedelics-obsessed scientist who wanted to learn dolphins’ language
Blame it on the LSD
A New Myth
Frederic Spiegelberg and the Rise of a Whole Earth (1914-1968)
Dao of Dasein
A History of the Way of Being (1893-1968)