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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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Daylight Atheism

Chris Hedges Doesn't Like Us Very Much

Dabanner
almost 4 years ago

The things I do for you people. A few weeks ago, I was browsing in a used bookstore when I saw a copy of Chris Hedges' When Atheism Becomes Religion (retitled from the original, I Don't Believe in Atheists). Since it was only a few dollars, I decided to get it - it might be good for a laugh, I ...

Rightly Understood

Being Stuck With Virtue

Rightly-understood
almost 4 years ago

Let me open this blog with a realistic statement: It is and will remain the case that the best way to feel good for members of our species is to be good. It’s obvious to me that the biotechnological promise to free us from the constraints of virtue for the happiness that accompanies pure freedom ...

Focal Point

WAM! Radical '80s Prom Photos

Prom-ad
almost 4 years ago

The Radical '80s Prom was a huge success. We drew over 100 paying customers and raised over $1000 for Women Action and Media, a national organization dedicated to creating gender justice in media. It was the best damned dance party I've ever been to. DJs Marc Faletti and Amanda Marcotte had ...