Long Now: Six Easy Steps to Avert the Collapse of Civilization

Neuroscientist and fiction writer David Eagleman presents "Six Steps to Avert the Collapse of Civilization."

Civilizations always think they’re immortal, Eagleman says, but they nearly always perish, leaving "nothing but ruins and scattered genetics." It takes luck and new technology to survive. We may be particularly lucky to have Internet technology to help manage the six requirements of a durable civilization

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