Last night I made the mistake of putting Ben Hunt’s The Long Now Part 2 on a tablet and brought it to bed to read. My kid had an early morning soccer practice at school today and the plan was I’d read this before turning in early. By the end of it I couldn’t sleep.
It articulated something I’ve been grappling with for so long, so clearly and so lucidly that it got my mind racing. I’m sure you all know how it is when you’re galvanized by an idea at night. You lie there in bed with your brain completely overclocked, scribbling in a notebook beside the bed. I ended up padding over to my office and emailing Mr. Hunt around midnight and he gave me permission to attach a PDF of the The Long Now Part 2 with the email I’m sending my list. It’s also online at the EpsilonTheory website.
From the very opening line, I should have known I was in for a sleepless night….
As some of you may know, I run a small boutique audiobook publisher called SpokenTome.media and the first few audiobooks we did were by socio-economic commentator Charles Hugh Smith.
We just finished three more of Charles’ books, so it was an opportune time to have him back on for another podcast.