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The 130 things that scare the world’s biggest brains

So, my newish gig as a senior editor over at Motherboard has kept me busy, and things have been quiet around here. A little too quiet. Well, no more, I say. I’m going to get back to posting here on a regular basis again, even if stuff will stay on the shorter side. For starters, I want to share this roundup that’s been getting some pretty crazy traffic over at MB–a collection of 150 or so things that the world’s smartest people are afraid of:

Every year, the online magazine Edge–the so-called smartest website in the world–asks top scientists, technologists, writers, and academics to weigh in on a single question. This year, that query was “What Should We Be Worried About?”, and the idea was to identify new problems arising in science, tech, and culture that haven’t yet been widely recognized.

What interested me most was the relative lack of big-picture worry here. No one singled out climate change-related fears in particular, or collapse of the biosphere as we know it, or complications arising from either. In truth, the whole exercise seemed to demonstrate the insular nature of this particular TED-esque corner of intelligentsia.

The full list is here.

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