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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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Today's Big Idea: Humanizing Technology

The Big Idea for Wednesday, May 02, 2012

What is humanizing technology? That is software or hardware that demonstrates a significant, unique potential for improving our lives, individually and collectively. 

With this in mind, Big Think is excited to announce Humanizing Technology, a virtual expo in partnership with Bing. The goal of this virtual expo – which will culminate next month with a live event and prize ceremony in New York City –  is to identify new technologies that integrate themselves seamlessly into our lives, capitalize on our unique strengths, and amplify the best of human nature.

Today we are considering new technologies that enhance human relationships, whether that means family, friendship, and love. You can view the nominees for this category of the online expo here

Perspectives

  1. 1 The Automation of Rio: Smart City or Digital Tyranny?
    Daniel Honan Humanizing Technology
  2. 2 Welcome to the Digital Neighborhood
    Seth Fiegerman Humanizing Technology
  3. 3 What Is Humanizing Technology?
    Jason Gots Humanizing Technology
  4. 4 The City of the Future
    Bill Nye
 

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