Monday, 26 January 2009

The Big Question of 2009

Every year Edge Foundation asks a number of forward-thinking people a provocative and big question.This is the Edge Annual Question for 2009: "What will change everything?" . Writer David Bodanis suggests that some kind of massive technological failure would be game-changing. Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, says that reinventing industry to have less impact on the environment will alter the way we live. Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek believes everything will continue to become smaller, faster, cooler, and cheaper—with implications of an Internet on steroids and exciting new designer materials. And Sherry Turkle, a psychologist at MIT, looks forward to the day when robots will serve as companions to humans. Read the full responses to the Edge annual question here .

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