Long Now Foundation presentation
Date: 3 Feb 2005 - Author: Juha Huuskonen & Aura Seikkula / Plan*B

Alexander Rose, the executive director of the Long Now Foundation, visited PLAN*B in Helsinki on Thursday 27 January 02005 to give a lecture about the purpose and current activities of the foundation.

The 10 000 Year Clock is a clock that measures years instead of seconds and centuries...

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Republics of Choice
Date: 14 Jan 2005 - Author: Oliver Kochta / Amorph!03

The Internet has provided a practical and cheap platform for a great variety of communities of interest: from big bellied men to ufo freaks, from space colonizers to donkey lovers etc. Micronations are just one among those communities, but they differ in one important aspect. They boldly suggest that the whole concept of national identity might be shifted from an imposed territorial to a voluntary...

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Plan*B and Public Opinion
Date: 14 Jan 2005 - Author: Juha Huuskonen / Plan*B

Public Opinion is a contradictory term. ‘Opinion’ refers to something that is private and personal while ‘Public’ is something that is common and shared. Therefore the definition of public opinion is constantely under debate. One approach used by researchers is to make a distinction between public opinion and mass opinion.

Public opinion is based on rational reasoning and...

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