What is the BIG IDEA?

The world is changing rapidly.  Economies are shuddering, the environment is failing, religion is corrupt, and our personal relationships are being altered drastically.  Old business models are being thrown out the window, and the new business models have yet to be created.  Welcome to the world of the free information, where everyone is broke, and at the top sits The Great Password Holder.
Companies that create actual products (cars, clothes, computers) are watching their livelihoods go goodbye, while companies that create no physical object (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace) are suddenly being valued in the billions.  And with the former Bush and current Obama  administrations throwing piles of money at the problematic economy as the great companies fall, no one is sure thatFacebook or Twitter will be there to save us.
So for someone my age (27) who is alive now and wants to see a Great Future, there is only one question: Whats The Big Idea?  What is the Great Plan and New Deal for our generation?  No one would disagree that today’s technology is amazing and full of potential.  The scientists who are on the cutting edge foresee a time when humans will wield God-like power through our technology.  But where is the plan to use this technology to heal both out ecology and our economy?  The beauty of the Internet is that is allows billions of people to collaborate together.  Science has shown us again and again that out of chaos emerges order.  Out of the chaos of our current condition will emerge a form of order.  But what kind of order?  That is up to us.  As of now all we face is pure potential.  The potential that time will pass and we will find ourselves in tomorrow and beyond.  It is up to us to create that Great Future ourselves, one day at a time.
My big idea is that music, art, and doing what is truly in your heart and conscious are core and vital to saving our planet and culture.  Music and art are what set us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom.  Other animals have amazing biology, other animals mate and eat and sleep and shit.  But humans can truly get funky, we can take concepts as grand as love and God and combining them with the minutia come up with lines like “The love of God makes me feel like an ant on a beautiful rose”  Music and art are the point at which humanity steps away from the primal and moves toward the divine.  But there is so much more to create.  And now we are creating the tools with which we shall paint the heavens and play the Universe like a cello.  Out of the current madness and chaos of our world, order will finally emerge.  Will the order be machine-like or free-flowing?  Will the order be Utopian orDystopian?
Question of the day:  What is your Big Idea

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