The Long Now

Brian Eno: The Big Here and the Long Now [via Scott Rosenberg and Diego Doval]

Some choice quotes:

‘Now’ is never just a moment. The Long Now is the recognition that the precise moment you’re in grows out of the past and is a seed for the future.

Once a dream becomes shared in that way, current reality gets measured against it and then modified towards it. As soon as we sense the possibility of a more desirable world, we begin behaving differently ñ as though that world is starting to come into existence, as though, in our minds at least, we’re already there.

Worth the read (it’s not too long).