We Have the Opportunity to Reinvent Society

2014 Edge Annual Question Video by Jesse Dylan from Edge Foundation on Vimeo.

A video compilation of responses to the 2014 question put to the Edge.org community of thinkers: “What Scientific Idea Is Ready for Retirement?”

In light of recent events in Paris, this could not be more timely.

We do have the opportunity to reinvent society. Respect, civility, and compassion should be part of it. What happens when we become numb to our common humanity is still a painful lesson — see Savage Continent by Keith Lowe.

What ideas and sentiments are blocking human progress?

Time to retire them.