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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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Revolution

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over 6 years ago

Revolution has played a major part in shaping our country, and our world. Historically, when people want a dramatic change, they revolt. My question is: What would it take to make the people of America revolt? Do you think Americans care enough to revolt at all? and finally, how would the government ...

Re: Prove your own existence.

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over 6 years ago

The question was not "prove that I exist" the question was prove that you exist. to me and to yourself. And conscience could be a creation of myyour being, a state of mind beyond conscienceness, possibly one's very being.

Prove your own existence.

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over 6 years ago

Everyone knows about the theory that you cannot prove that another person exists, only that they are created by another level of consciousness, or your imagination. I do believe that this is a possibility, but I am taking it a step further. Prove to me that you exist. Now prove to yourself that you ...

Re: is dying a bad thing?

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over 6 years ago

death is neither good nor bad, it is just different. the reason death gets a bad rep is because no one knows what really happens. The fact that you leave people behind is not really a bad thing, loss forces us to grow, and without loss, there can be no growth. You would just stay the same. And the ...