The Clock of the Long Now
Publication Date: July 2009
Publisher(s): National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership
Author(s): Shari Cohen
Series: CLAL Community and Society Archive
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Global Responsibility; Future; Values
The author describes Stewart Brand's project, a 10,000-year clock to ring once every century, devoted to extending time horizons in a period of speed and short-term memory. She suggests that it offers a challenge to Jews to think about how and whether our tradition offers resources for mustering the collective will for taking the long view of the future, in a world that is desperately in need of long term thinking.