I recently finished reading Stewart Brand‘s book “The Clock of the Long Now: Time and Responsibility“. I saw it by change while perusing Waltham‘s Public Library, knew of Stewart’s work with The Clock of the Long Now and the Long Now Foundation‘s Seminars About Long-term Thinking, and decided to give it a read.
The book is best categorized as a Philosophical Logic work.
The premise of the book is to define what finite and infinite games are, differentiate the two, and then apply those patterns to many aspects of everyday life to surprising consequences.
I came across this flash animation awhile ago, and remembered it when having a discussion with my friend Jen about the lack of Civics education in America’s school system. I think it is straight to the point and easily understandable for any age group.
Some people might see it as politically charged; I see it as simply exploring a concept to its full conclusion.