Big Think: Radical Ideas for the Future

I’m going to let Big Think describe themselves:

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 ourfingertips, 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.
Big ideas are lenses for envisioning the future. Every article and video on 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.

They divide their content into seven major categories with some of their most recent posts.

 21st Century Living

What a liberal arts college might look like in the 22nd century

America 2.0: the threat of neotribalism

How to be a polymath

Too sexy for my boss

 Going Mental

One possible key to lucid dreams: 40 hertz

New World Order

New Russian law will ban all profanity in the arts

What if your city paid you to be late to work?

Help wanted. Product testers. Adults need not apply.

Americans can now make political donations with bitcoin.

Singularity (ft. My Name Is Kay) – Steve Aoki

Extreme Biology

Your DNA may have helped you choose your spouse

For the blind, a pair of really smart glasses

Moore’s Law + Evolution = Life before Earth?

These lasers could help cure brain diseases

Space diving suit scheduled for testing in 2016

 Power and Influence

Why I don’t follow Gandhi all the way

Saudi Women continue to push for the right to drive

Study: 89% of men say paternity leave is hugely important

New app could open the way to music theory MOOCs (massively online open courses)

There’s a 20% chance we are all Sims

Using Minecraft to teach quantum physics to kids

Yes, even you could lose your job to a computer

 Inventing the Future

3D printed device promises to clean all your teeth at once

Why Google won’t hire you

What went wrong with AI (Artificial Intelligence)

In some parts of America, you can text 911

A timeline to immortality – or neohumanity

Earth and Beyond

How to turn a building into a big water filter

The UN proposes a global asteroid defense system

Getting a wireless connection under the sea

This is what a hurricane on Saturn looks like

7495_18091_1Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
Released: April 29, 2013 (PIA 14944)


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