A Sustainable Future

Many of the issues we are confronted with as the dominant species on our planet can be traced to our challenge of evaluating issues beyond our short term gain. Processing information beyond the window of short term strategic or tactical advantage would not have found benefit for our ancestral neurophysiology and would not have been conserved. We, therefore, consider long term issues analytically, whereas short term gain is experienced layered on top of our emotions. This liability puts our long term, sustainable future in jeopardy, requiring stakeholders to act counterintuitively.

The Long Now Foundation is dedicated to promoting long term thinking. For example, one of their keystone projects is building a Ten-Thousand-Year Clock. They also date their materials with the year 02020, as a guide to reframe our time horizon. Many of the discussions presented here are highly engaging.


Another group putting long term, sustainable thinking into practice is the SAILCARGO COMPANY project building, and then operating the sailing vessel CEIBA. This is an introduction to the project:

If one is looking for investment opportunities that support a sustainable future, this company is enthusiastically recommended by this writer.