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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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Peter Henry

Dean, NYU's Stern School of Business
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Thorsten Pattberg

Research Fellow, Peking University
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Ai Weiwei

Artist
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Tom Doctoroff

Advertising Professional, Author of "What Chinese Want"
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Majid Rafizadeh

Policy analyst and human rights activist
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Mariano-Florentino "Tino" Cuéllar

Co-Director, Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation
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Nicholas Clairmont

Editorial Contributor
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Anil Gupta

Global strategy expert
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Steve Alperin

Principal, DSA Digital
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Stephen King

Partner, Omidyar Network
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Victor Cha

D.S. Song Chair, School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University
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Andrew Likierman

Dean of the London Business School
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Bill Bradley

Senator, NBA Champion, Olympic Gold Medalist
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Ali Wyne

Researcher, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
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Ruchir Sharma

Head of Emerging Markets at Morgan Stanley
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Rebecca MacKinnon

Internet policy expert, co-founder of Global Voices
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Richard Tafel

Founder, Log Cabin Republicans and Public Squared
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Farhana Qazi

Political Analyst, Public Speaker & Writer, Senior Pakistan Lecturer for the U.S. Government, Booz Allen & Hamilton
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Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar

Founder, Global Secular Humanist Movement
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Mark Galeotti

Academic chair and clinical professor, Center for Global Affairs at NYU
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Jonathan Fowler and Elizabeth Rodd

Big Think Video Producers
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Francis Tapon

Travel Writer
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Jonathan Fleece

attorney
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John S. Wilson

Lead Economist in the Development Economics Research Group of the World Bank
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Brian Hoffstein

Contributing Writer
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Keli Carender

aka Liberty Belle
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Saad Mohseni

Entrepreneur