What a wonderful surprise it is for us to find today that Time magazine has rated Big Think number 1 in News & Info in its list of The 50 Best websites of 2011. We are truly honored to be included in Time's list and we'd like to take this designation as an opportunity to thank all of Big Think's staff, contributors, and guests for their tireless work and support, as well as all of Big Think's audience for their continued interest and engagement with our work. Without your enthusiasm and loyalty, none of this would be possible.
The thinking at Big Think is big indeed. This blog and video site covers, well, the world: arts, business, science, history and much more. Resident big thinkers such as futurist Ray Kurzweil and distinguished guests tackle the topics seriously, and counterintuitive notions and outright heresy are welcome. (One post speculated that there's a 20% chance that we're all part of an elaborate computer simulation from the future.) It's a great place to go to challenge your preconceived notions and recharge your mental batteries.