"The literary culture was an establishment that dectated fashionable discourse. It favoured opinions and ideology over empirical testing of ideas - commentary spiralling uopn commentary. As a cultural force, it's a dead end."
GuiltyO.J. Simpson's trial has revealed that public institutions - especially the media - are guilty of making it impossible to resolve the most important issues facing society today. By Jon Katz
Agent of the Third CultureJohn Brockman is the agent provocateur of the new intellectual élite. By Phil Leggiere
In Your InterfaceBruce Tognazzini says the interface he designed for Apple has become an obstacle to the next stage of the computer revolution. By David Weinberger
The PhysicistAs director of Microsoft's Advanced Technology Group, Nathan Myhrvold oversees 650 serfs and spends £100 million a year on projects like software efficiency and positive-feedback-cycle economics - all to keep Bill on top. By Stewart Brand
Hacking the Mother CodeLeroy Hood has a vision: Soon you'll be able to have your entire genome read out and your faulty genes identified and corrected by gene therapy - all before you even get sick. He should know . He's building the revolutionary machines that are making it happen. And Bill Gates is his banker. By Ed Regis
This Is Not Totally Entertaining. This Is Insane.This is the last four months of Graeme J. Devine's daily shipping journal for The 11th Hour, the follow-up to his smash CD-ROM hit The 7th Guest. By Graeme Devine
Encyclopaedia Britannica Online?By Robert Rossney
The Diamond AgeBy Neal Stephenson
Come the RevolutionBy Graham Allen MP
Idea FuturesBy Robin Hanson
Nicholas NegroponteWhere Do New Ideas Come From?