It was a busy summer on Big Think, with once-in-a-generation scientific announcements (the discovery of the Higgs boson), a presidential election, the 100th anniversary of Alan Turing's birth, among other happenings.
However, when we surveyed the top videos of the summer, the most popular ones were not necessarily bound to any single event, they were bound to big ideas. These videos featured experts at the top of their fields discussing big ideas in genetics, biology, religion, philosophy, gaming and personal fulfillment.
Nonetheless, these ideas are all still bound in time, as we find them to be of particular significance, relevance and actionability today. While the end of the summer is often bittersweet, consider these videos and the ideas expressed in them as wisdom that you can take into the Fall and beyond.