2002 : WHAT IS YOUR QUESTION? ... WHY?

"I can repeat the question, but am I bright enought to ask it?"

2002

The 5th Annual Edge Question is a meta-question that reflects the spirit of the EDGE motto: "To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves."

WHAT IS YOUR QUESTION?...WHY?

I have asked Edge contributors for "hard-edge" questions, derived from empirical results or experience specific to their expertise, that render visible the deeper meanings of our lives, redefine who and what we are. The goal is a series of interrogatives in which "thinking smart prevails over the anaesthesiology of wisdom."

Happy New Year!

John Brockman
Publisher & Editor 

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