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

The Best Tech Geeks to Follow on Twitter

September 15, 2013, 6:17 PM

I follow a lot of tech geeks on Twitter.  My favorites include Jenna Wortham of the TimesShe is @JennyDeluxe.  

I follow a lot of startup founders ranging from Dennis Crowley of Foursquare @Dens to the folks at Square like @RR Randy Reddig. 

I follow a lot of women in technology, women like Alexandra Wilson.

On Facebook I tend to follow friends in real life and as a 27 year-old woman from Minnesota my feed is dominated right now by friends who are having babies. So my Facebook feed is nothing but homemaking and my Twitter feed is nothing but "Have you heard about this story on Tech Crunch?"  

That is kind of how I like it.  My lives are very much filtered and catered to what is happening both on a personal level and a professional level. 

In Their Own Words is recorded in Big Think's studio.

Image courtesy of Shutterstock


The Best Tech Geeks to Foll...

Newsletter: Share: