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"How can we detect and understand oncoming crises in time to avert them?" asks John Baez.

Take a serious, deep--structural problem such as climate change. How serious is it, really? The way you find out is zoom out in time. The nature of the problem changes in the long view, changes again in the very long view, changes again in the drastically long view. Vivid graphics help.

"Zooming Out In Time," John Baez, Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, San Francisco, 7pm, Friday, October 13. The lecture starts promptly at 7:30pm. Admission is free (a $10 donation is welcome, not required).

A man of free-range curiosity, mathematical physicist John Baez is famed for one of the earliest and best blogs, started in 1993, "This Week's Finds in Mathematical Physics." Along with its professional merits, it collects some of the best scientific visualizations, and it purveys treats such as his "Crackpot Index."

This is one of a monthly series of Seminars About Long-term Thinking organized by The Long Now Foundation, usually on second Fridays.

Official Website: http://www.longnow.org/projects/seminars/

Added by dmose on October 9, 2006