What is Big Think?  

We are Big Idea Hunters…

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.

Big Think Features:

12,000+ Expert Videos


Browse videos featuring experts across a wide range of disciplines, from personal health to business leadership to neuroscience.

Watch videos

World Renowned Bloggers


Big Think’s contributors offer expert analysis of the big ideas behind the news.

Go to blogs

Big Think Edge


Big Think’s Edge learning platform for career mentorship and professional development provides engaging and actionable courses delivered by the people who are shaping our future.

Find out more

Julian Assange Launches TV Talk Show

April 17, 2012, 6:00 PM

What's the Latest Development?

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has launched his TV interview show by airing a conversation with Hassan Nasrallah, the Hezbollah leader whose party forms part of Lebanon's government but which is also considered a terrorist organization by the US and Israel. Using modern but basic communication tools, the two wanted men—Sweden is seeking Assange's extradition from Englanddiscussed the future of Israel, which Nasrallah calls an illegal state, and Syria, where Hezbollah has refrained from dissuading its leader, President Bashar al-Assad, from attacking civilian populations. 

What's the Big Idea?

Most reviews of Assange's new show, called "The World Tomorrow", have criticized the network on which it is broadcast, Russian Television. The station was established by the Russian government in 2005 to carry Moscow's view of world affairs into the English, Spanish and Arab-speaking worlds. For his part, Assange has been candid about why he chose RT, saying that the network has more American viewers than Al Jazeera and, perhaps more importantly, no other networks would have him. Assange believes he will be able to attract high profile interviewees because he, the interviewer, is far away under house arrest. 

Photo credit: shutterstock.com



Julian Assange Launches TV ...

Newsletter: Share: