Wednesday, January 11, 2006

What Is Your Dangerous Idea?

The "third culture thinkers" in the Edge community of scientists and science-minded thinkers have written 117 original essays in response to the 2006 Edge Question: "What is your dangerous idea?".

The answers include "The self is a conceptual chimera" (John Allen Paulos),"We are all virtual" (Clifford Pickover), and "The near-term inevitability of radical life extension and expansion" (Ray Kurzweil).

So long as the imagination is out there, so are the possibilities: if matter is programmable, how strong thus is the power of thought...

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