EDGE Question 2008: What have you changed your mind about? [1]

[ Wed. Jan. 9. 2008 ]

I've been traveling in Central America for the past few weeks, so I'm late on blogging a number of things -- including this. Each year, EDGE.org [3]'s John Brockman [4] asks a new question, and a bunch of tech/sci/internet folks reply. This year's question: What have you changed your mind about?

Science is based on evidence. What happens when the data change? How have scientific findings or arguments changed your mind?

Link [5].

I was one of the 165 participants, and wrote about what I learned from Boing Boing's community experiments, under the guidance of our community manager Teresa Nielsen Hayden [6]Link [7] to "Online Communities Rot Without Daily Tending By Human Hands [8]."

Here's a partial link-list of my favorite contributions from others:

Tor Nørretranders [9]W. Daniel Hillis [10]Ray Kurzweil [11]David Gelernter [12]Kai Krause [13]Clay Shirky [14]J. Craig Venter [15]Simon Baron-Cohen [16]Jaron Lanier [17]Martin Rees [18]Esther Dyson [19]Brian Eno [20]Yossi Vardi [21]Tim O'Reilly [22]Chris Anderson [23]Rupert Sheldrake [24],Daniel C. Dennett [25]Aubrey de Grey [26]Nicholas Carr [27]Linda Stone [28]George Dyson [29],Steven Pinker [30]Alan Alda [31]Stewart Brand [32]Sherry Turkle [33]Rudy Rucker [34],Freeman Dyson [35]Douglas Rushkoff [36] .