The 2012 Edge Question:
What is your favorite deep, elegant, or beautiful explanation."
2011 Edge Question:
What scientific concept would improve everybody's
cognitive tool kit?
A "scientific concept"
may come from philosophy, logic, economics, jurisprudence, or other analytic enterprises, as long as it is a rigorous idea
that may be summed up in a phrase but has broad application to understanding the world.
The 2010 Edge Question:
How is the Internet
changing the way you think?
Has Google made us
stupid? Why is it getting harder to read long pieces of writing? Has literature lost its hold on culture?
Is the internet changing
the way we behave, talk, react, think, and remember? Are we turning into a new species?
These are a few snippets
from scientists, artists and creative minds who have answered the 2010 Edge question.
What's YOUR take
on it? Hundreds of thousand of words poured in to the Edge site in the first few days. Ponder and respond.
The 2009 Edge Question:
What will change everything?
The i-phone? Climate control? You name it.As individuals we continue to recreate ourselves-- but we don't get together and choose how culture is played
out. We didn't vote for electricity, penicillin, or email. We didn't vote for the genome project or photos of Mars.
Science may not be the only news, but it is the arc of the
big story. As we move towards the redefinition of life, the best that government and politics can do is play catch up. What game-changing scientific ideas and developments do you expect to live to see?
What have you changed your mind about?