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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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Twitter TSA Link?

January 5, 2010, 4:01 AM
“Hours after two TSA agents served a civil subpoena on blogger Steven Frischling last week to uncover the anonymous source of a leaked document, an unusual message appeared on the blogger’s Twitter account. ‘To the gentleman who sent Flying With Fish the TSA Security Directive … Thank You! Can you drop me an email?I have a question. Thanks-Fish.’ Now conflicting stories about origins of the message have emerged, underscoring the unusual measures taken by the TSA in tracking down the leak, and the actions of a blogger under extraordinary pressure over the publication of unclassified government information. According to someone familiar with the incident, one of the TSA agents, while in possession of Frischling’s BlackBerry, typed the message in the blogger’s Twitter account. He then handed the BlackBerry back to Frischling and asked him to click on the ‘send’ button to post the message to his Flying With Fish Twitter page, the source offered to Threat Level.”
 

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