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The Short Now: What Addiction, Day-trading and Most of Society’s Ills Have in Common

The Short Now: What Addiction, Day-trading and Most of Society’s Ills Have in Common

Esther Dyson

About This Talk

July 17, 02018
A Long Now board member shares her ongoing work to move communities away from short-term thinking and into health. Short-term desire is addiction, affecting not just individuals but institutions and culture. Dyson’s 10-year “Wellville” project, now underway in five communities across the US, taps into people’s natural resilience to build long-term desire: purpose.

Esther Dyson is a Long Now Board member, founder of Wellville, and chairman of EDventure Holdings. She is an active angel investor, best-selling author, board member and advisor concentrating on emerging markets and technologies, new space and health. She sits on the boards of 23andMe and Voxiva (txt4baby), and is an investor in Crohnology, Eligible API, Keas, Omada Health, Sleepio, StartUp Health and Valkee, among others. For 6 months in 02008-02009, Esther lived outside Moscow, Russia, training as a backup cosmonaut.
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