How do you think about the future? Is it too far away for you to consider? Are you able to make decisions based on their long-term repercussions?
Journalist and science writer Richard Fisher argues that the modern world has taken away our abilities to think long-term. We're trapped in the present, in a world of instant gratification and social media feeds that update every second - effectively distorting our understanding of time.
Richard argues we need to be able to take the long view again, and understand how our decisions will impact the world and the future generations. Join the conversations as he explains how.
Richard Fisher is the author of The Long View: Why We Need to Transform How the World Sees Time. He is a senior journalist at the BBC, writing and commissioning features for the website BBC Future, and is an honorary research associate at University College London, where he teaches science communication. He publishes a newsletter called The Long View: A Field Guide.
Newsletter: The Long View
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