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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.

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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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Human and Machine to Merge at For Humankind – a Bing/Big Think Co-Production

June 26, 2012, 2:43 PM
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On June 30-July 1, Bing and Big Think present For Humankind, a weekend-long science, technology and design pop-up expo at 201 Mulberry Street, New York City. Here we will spotlight those ideas, communities and devices that integrate into our lives, capitalize on our unique strengths, and amplify the best of human nature. 

We'll also be announcing the three winners of the Humanizing Technology Prize, in the categories of Self-Help, Human Relationships, and Safety & Security

Join us for an exciting, interactive exploration of what it means to be human – today and far into the future. 

The event is the culmination of Humanizing Technology, an online expo we launched back in April, exploring the evolving relationship between humankind and the technology we create. 

Humanizing Technology has inspired some of the most fascinating interviews ever featured on Big Think, including: 

The central question of the series and the For Humankind expo is this: Given that technology is rapidly and drastically changing the way we live, how do we want to live with technology? It emerges from our belief that while technology is morally neutral, it is imperative that we take an active stance in guiding its use and development in directions that enhance the best of human nature.

Being an educated consumer isn't enough; we also need to be producers, applying technology wisely and creatively to better ourselves, our relationships, and our world. 

 


 

 

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