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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.

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The Geeks Have Officially Taken Over. Now Join Us!

August 6, 2013, 1:38 PM

As subscribers to Big Think's YouTube channel know, we are proud participants this week in the first ever YouTube Geek Week, which is showcasing new videos, creative collaborations and all things geek through August 10. 

So why Geek Week?

In May, YouTube experimented with a week-long content approach by rolling out Comedy Week. This week's theme is an acknowledgement that geeks truly run the world, or, as Star Trek director J. J. Abrams put it: "When I was a kid, it was a huge insult to be a geek. Now it's a point of pride in a weird way."

Many of the videos you will find on the YouTube hub feature superheroes, comics, gaming, science and sci-fi. The videos Big Think is offering this week explore the concepts of time, thought experiments, cosmology, the Singularity and much more. 

Today, in fact, is being billed as Brainiac Tuesday, in which YouTube’s EDU and knowledge community "comes together for a day of real science, crazy experiments and beautiful numbers."

We hope you will take part in helping geekiness take over YouTube, by visiting our channel here, the Geek Week hub here, and join the #GeekierThanYou Twitter conversation. 




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