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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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David Life: You know I feel that I’m an activist, a peacemaker. Of course I believe that peace has to come first from the inside. Until individually we find peace, then the outer symptoms of . . . of . . . that we find in the world of war and suffering wouldn’t disappear. So I think that what I do as a proponent of kindness and compassion toward all beings, awareness of the environment, political activism, this is a foundation for my yoga teaching. It’s not a . . . The physical practices that you do in a yoga class are ways of making the attention more focused and resilient to the ups and downs that one could experience in life. So I feel I am really making people strong in their conviction; strong in their . . . in their peacefulness so then they could . . . they could bring that out into the world. Recorded on: 10/31/07



David Life: What do you do?

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