This episode is the Keynote Address from the 2021 Charleston Library Conference, titled “How to Think Like a Civilization” Presented by Paul Saffo, Consulting Associate Professor, Stanford University, and moderated by Michael Keller, Vice Provost, Academic Council, Stanford University Library.
Paul says we live in a moment when the institutions most needed to tackle our global problems are dissolving into uncertainty. That uncertainty tempts us into focusing on what is lost – but we know better. The proper task is to consider how to shape what will emerge in its place. Like it or not, we are recreating ourselves into a new planetary civilization. With luck – and a bit of help from librarians – we might just get it right.
Video of the presentation available at https: https://youtu.be/iPin-yntMAY?t=0