Answers to Edge.org’s annual question are now published. This year’s question is “What Should We Be Worried About?" About 150 public intellectuals, many scientists, answered.
Steve Pinker’s answer on war and climate risks was one of the clearest and one of the most surprising. Have a look: The Real Risk Factors of War.
On a personal note, I’ve been reading Edge.org since 1999. It’s a site where big thinkers discuss various social and science issues. Each year, the owner of Edge asks his contributors one question. He’s been asking every year since 1998, which is about the same year I logged on. Back then I had a hotmail account, dial-up, an IBM ThinkPad with a 4gig hard drive and Windows 98. I also had tons of floppys (I still have them, in fact).
Some of my favorites: