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We live in a time of information abundance, which far too many of us see as information overload. With the sum total of human knowledge, past and present, at our fingertips, we’re faced with a crisis of attention: which ideas should we engage with, and why? Big Think is an evolving roadmap to the best thinking on the planet — the ideas that can help you think flexibly and act decisively in a multivariate world.

A word about Big Ideas and Themes — The architecture of Big Think

Big ideas are lenses for envisioning the future. Every article and video on bigthink.com and on our learning platforms is based on an emerging “big idea” that is significant, widely relevant, and actionable. We’re sifting the noise for the questions and insights that have the power to change all of our lives, for decades to come. For example, reverse-engineering is a big idea in that the concept is increasingly useful across multiple disciplines, from education to nanotechnology.

Themes are the seven broad umbrellas under which we organize the hundreds of big ideas that populate Big Think. They include New World Order, Earth and Beyond, 21st Century Living, Going Mental, Extreme Biology, Power and Influence, and Inventing the Future.

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College Graduate, Your Skills Are Increasingly In Demand

May 22, 2013, 6:00 AM

Those of you who have grown up on the Internet, when we look at you we see skills, competencies that we admire.  We may want to learn them, but while you can try to teach them to us we will never be as competent as you are by the very nature of you're having grown up in this world, growing up with these skills and these competencies.

We're going to be increasingly dependent on you as the world becomes more Internet-centric to provide us with these competencies, these capabilities, these skills that are part of your DNA, that are just part of your experience.  

I believe that for those students who are in college today, in high school today, you're going to find yourself in great demand by employers, by organizations, by institutions, by all those who need to really understand how to make the Internet a central part of their experience.

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