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

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Friday Feedback: Suggest a Big Think Guest!

July 8, 2011, 3:25 PM
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Earlier today, Big Think reader Tricia Adams forwarded us an article highlighting "33 Interesting and Inspiring Academics Worth Following on Twitter," which she thought might be of interest to you, our readers. You can check out the list, which includes numerous former Big Think guests, here. Big Think is dedicated to sharing the thoughts and ideas of experts and influencers and we always appreciate your suggestions. 

In the spirit of fostering a more open and ongoing dialogue about our prospective guests, we will now be accepting your submissions each and every Friday. Of course, we cannot promise that any of your requests will be met, but we will surely do our best to incorporate your suggestions into our booking efforts. To suggest a guest, please list them in the comment section below. Be sure to include a few words about why you feel the guest merits a Big Think interview and what you think we should discuss with the person during their guest appearance. 

Thank you to Tricia Adams and thank you for all of your feedback!

 

 

 

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