The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short Term World

We live in the age of the tyranny of the now. Politicians can barely see past the next election or businesses past the next quarterly report, and we are addicted to the latest tweet and the “buy now” button. How can we overcome this frenetic short-termism and extend our time horizons to tackle long-term challenges, from the climate crisis to threats from artificial intelligence?

In this participatory webinar drawing on his new book, "The Good Ancestor: How To Think Long Term in a Short-Term World," public philosopher Roman Krznaric reveals how we can expand our imaginations far beyond the here and now. Exploring everything from the seventh-generation thinking of indigenous peoples to the latest neuroscience research, Krznaric argues that we have an inbuilt capacity to become “cathedral thinkers,” even during this time of a global pandemic. It is time to confront one of the most vital questions of the 21st century: How can we become better ancestors?

Join the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, and Climate-KIC on Friday, July 17 from 10:00 – 11:30 am. An RSVP is required, and the link to participate will be provided shortly before the event.

Starts:
10:00 am on Friday, July 17, 2020
Ends:
11:30 am on Friday, July 17, 2020
Location:
Online
Registration:
https://www.bu.edu/pardee/2020/05/24/save-the-date-the-good-ancestor-how-to-think-long-term-in-a-short-term-world/