Saturday, 13 November 2004


Long Bets

One of my favourite organisations of late is the Long Now Foundation. Their goal is to promote socially responsible long-term thinking. They do this through various projects - a clock designed to last 10,000 years; a record of all the world's languages; a long-time email service.

Today's idle surfing reminded me of another Long Now project - Long Bets. Would you be capable of making a prediction about the state of the world in five, ten, five hundred or ten thousand years time?

One bet already been won (by another Woodbridge resident). It'll be interesting to see how the others fare.

My bet would be: "By 2075 the mainland UK coastline will be a recognised National Trail." (Would you expect me to argue otherwise?)

What's yours?

Posted by pab at 20:19 | Comments will be back later in the year. Please email me instead!