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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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Tomorrow At Big Think: Wired Editor Frank Rose

May 20, 2009, 1:59 PM
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Wired editor Frank Rose comes to Big Think tomorrow to discuss the changing landscape of media, entertainment and advertising. Post your questions for him here.

With over 30 years in the magazine industry, Rose is a highly respected voice in New York and beyond. Before coming to Wired in 1999, Rose wrote and edited at Fortune, Travel and Leisure and Premiere.

His books include The Agency: William Morris and the Hidden History of Show Business; West of Eden: The End of Innocence at Apple Computer; and Into the Heart of the Mind: An American Quest for Artificial Intelligence. His forthcoming book, Welcome To The Hyperdrome, considers narrative in the internet age.

Follow Rose on Twitter and read his published articles at his website.

 

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