I’ve been so busy with work that I’ve been lacking the processing power for blogging – both reading, writing and commenting. However, I’ve put some effort into Twitter instead and the experience has been great. I’m learning all sorts of interesting things about teaching and learning by following all sorts of interesting education people.
I’ve also expanded my connections beyond education, which has proved very valuable. For example, a link from Twitter sent me to The Long Now Foundation, which fosters long-term thinking and responsibility in the framework of the next 10,000 years. The Long Now is like the slow food movement for thinkers. It’s about thinking about the long term, and it’s also about slower, better thinking. Obviously they intend to be around for a long time.
They’ve got a bunch of interesting projects and wide-ranging seminars, including the option to place bets and vote on predictions about the future. At the moment, it’s Kevin Kelly’s prediction that “By 2060 the total population of humans on earth will be less than it is today.”
Startling news about the state of my local harbour here in Porirua has got me wondering about whether we need a New Zealand chapter.