How do we warn future generations about our toxic waste?

Nuclear energy toxic waste

With nuclear energy increasingly in favour again, saving our planet may depend on communicating with people 10,000 years from now.

Speaking to the future is a “blind spot” for humans, says Vincent Ialenti, a cultural anthropologist at the University of Southern California and The Berggruen Institute, and author of Deep Time Reckoning: How Future Thinking Can Help Earth Now. “We have ancient brains, and are focused on shorter time spans, like 24-hour news cycles or quarterly earnings. Many of us, through social media, are even stuck in fast-paced, dopamine-modulating information echo chambers.”

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