I am trying to make a list of big new ideas.
I want to get a survey of ideas that have been presented recently which have changed the way you think about the world. The ideas that, when you hear them, make you think you've just gotten a roman à clef for some aspects of human behavior, politics, philosophy, technology, art, science, etc.
When I say "big", I mean both ideas that achieved popular acceptance, and ideas which may not be well-known, but are big in terms of scope. Actually, since it's easier for me to come up with popular works on my own, important but relatively obscure ideas are especially welcome.
By "new" I mean ideas that weren't already familiar to most people. I'm anticipating someone pointing out to me that there's nothing new under the sun, and that these things were said long ago, and better. I don't doubt it. However, cleverly repackaging an old idea in a modern form, or reinterpreting it in the context of the 21st century is sufficient novelty for my purposes.
Some of the more obvious examples of what I'm talking about here: The Tipping Point
, The Long Tail
, The Database of Intentions
, The World is Flat
It's not important that you necessarily buy into the premises of any of these (I don't), I'm just trying to make a list at this point. Thanks!