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Could crowd-driven think tanks be weapons of mass instruction?

Posted on by Ville Miettinen

… For X project, which aims to use imagination, discussion, emergent technology and cult author Neal Stephenson’s inspirational beard to address some of the world’s most persistent problems. Its panel of experts are encouraged to think big and aim for what Google’s Director of New Projects Astro Teller calls ‘moonshots,’ or ideas which “live in the grey area between audacious projects and pure science fiction.”

These ‘moonshots’ are then turned over to the crowd for …

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