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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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Malicious Comments

February 9, 2010, 5:33 AM
A staggering 95% of user-generated content for the second half of last year was “malicious,” according to a report from security film Websense. “First off: the film, which scans millions on web sites and e-mails a day looking for malicious content, found that 95 per cent of all user-generated content came laced with some kind of spam or malicious link. ‘The notion that the internet could be the great equalizer turned out to be true after all; unfortunately, it’s mostly making suckers out of us all,’ said the wonderful tech web site Ars Technica on the matter. Personally I’m quite startled by this number. It’s like saying that 95 per cent of the comments posted on this blog will have malicious content (and no guys: some comments may be biting, but that doesn’t make them malicious). I’m waiting to hear back from the guys at Websense so they can tell me which types of web sites were the most affected by this trend. I’ll also check with our IT department to see if the Gate had half as many problems last year. I’ll keep you posted.”

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