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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.

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Humanizing Technology

The Big Idea for Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Technology pervades our lives. This can be seen as an epidemic, as we seem to spend more time online than on quality relationships and building new skills through diverse experiences.

But technology is also humanizing, and is revolutionizing education, for instance, by opening classrooms up to the world. Big Think explores the different ways technology is changing our lives in today's big idea: humanizing technology. 



  1. 1 What's the New Way of Connecting Students with Role Models?
    Big Think Editors Big Think @ GESF
  2. 2 How to Identify Your Happiest Facebook Friends
    Steven Mazie Praxis
  3. 3 Automatic Translation
    Kecia Lynn IdeaFeed
  4. 4 Human Beings are Information-Seeking Creatures
    Megan Erickson Humanizing Technology

Humanizing Technology

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