Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
July 19, 2014 7:58 PM Subscribe
Are there any organizations out there that take the long view? Like, the really long view? As in influencing policy over decades or centuries?
posted by atchafalaya to Science & Nature (14 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
Every now and then, surfing the web, I'll run into hints of organizations or think-tanks or what have you, that are involved in research that extrapolates dozens or hundreds of years out.
The last thing I saw was on some confessions website years ago, when someone mentioned working at a research place that apparently fell apart when the researchers foresaw a Malthusian apocalypse ahead of us.
I ask because I increasingly get the feeling that nations and corporations are girding their loins for a dystopic future. Maybe it's just paranoia.
On the off chance it's not, anybody know anything, specifically about organizations that are trying to implement long term plans?