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This Will Change Everything

by John Brockman & Mr. John Brockman

"What game-changing scientific ideas and developments do you expect to live to see?"

This is the question John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, posed to more than 100 of the world's most influential minds. Exhilarating,...


Thinking

by John Brockman & Mr. John Brockman

Unlock your mind

From the bestselling authors of Thinking, Fast and Slow; The Black Swan; and Stumbling on Happiness comes a cutting-edge exploration of the mysteries of rational thought, decision-making, intuition,...


This Explains Everything

by Mr. John Brockman & John Brockman

Drawn from the cutting-edge frontiers of science, This Explains Everything will revolutionize your understanding of the world.

What is your favorite deep, elegant, or beautiful explanation?

This is the question...


This Will Make You Smarter: 150 New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking

by Mr. John Brockman & John Brockman

Featuring a foreword by David Brooks, This Will Make You Smarter presents brilliant—but accessible—ideas to expand every mind.

What scientific concept would improve everybody’s cognitive toolkit? This is...


Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?: The Net's Impact on Our Minds and Future

by John Brockman & Mr. John Brockman

How is the internet changing the way you think? That is one of the dominant questions of our time, one which affects almost every aspect of our life and future. And it's exactly what John Brockman, publisher...


What Should We Be Worried About?

by John Brockman & Mr. John Brockman

Drawing from the horizons of science, today's leading thinkers reveal the hidden threats nobody is talking about—and expose the false fears everyone else is distracted by.

What should we be worried about? That...


What We Believe but Cannot Prove

by John Brockman & Mr. John Brockman

More than one hundred of the world's leading thinkers write about things they believe in, despite the absence of concrete proof

Scientific theory, more often than not, is born of bold assumption, disparate bits...


What Is Your Dangerous Idea?

by Mr. John Brockman & John Brockman

The world's leading scientific thinkers explore bold, remarkable, perilous ideas that could change our lives—for better . . . or for worse . . .

From Copernicus to Darwin, to current-day thinkers, scientists...


What Are You Optimistic About?

by John Brockman & Mr. John Brockman

The nightly news and conventional wisdom tell us that things are bad and getting worse. Yet despite dire predictions, scientists see many good things on the horizon. John Brockman, publisher of Edge (www.edge.org),...


This Explains Everything

by John Brockman

Drawn from the cutting-edge frontiers of science, This Explains Everything will revolutionize your understanding of the world.

What is your favorite deep, elegant, or beautiful explanation?

This is the question...


Curious Minds: How a Child Becomes a Scientist

by John Brockman

What makes a child decide to become a scientist?

•For Robert Sapolsky–Stanford professor of biology–it was an argument with a rabbi over a passage in the Bible.

•Physicist Lee Smolin traces his inspiration...


The Mind

by John Brockman & Mr. John Brockman

Who am “I”?

How is happiness achieved?

What is the key to memory?

How do babies become adults?

Is personality determined?

What function do emotions serve?

Are we hardwired to be moral?

The mind is a riddle that...


Culture: Leading Scientists Explore Civilizations, Art, Networks, Reputation, and the Online Revolution

by John Brockman & Mr. John Brockman

Why do civilizations rise and fall?

What are the origins and purpose of art?

How does technology shape society?

Did culture direct human evolution?

Is the Internet an agent of democracy or dictatorships?

An immensely...


What Have You Changed Your Mind About?

by John Brockman & Mr. John Brockman

Even geniuses change their minds sometimes.

Edge (www.edge.org), the influential online intellectual salon, recently asked 150 high-powered thinkers to discuss their most telling missteps and reconsiderations:...