Hey, happy new year!
Edge.com has posted its new question of the year, "What will change everything?" with responses by some of the best minds in the world... Always worth reading or skimming. Nicholas "Black Swan" Taleb's essay on Iatrogenic Science and the role of religion in the prevention of epistemological hubris was particularly fresh, IMHO. But there's lots of stuff on space, time, medicine, human nature, future technology, artificial intelligence, environmentalism, and all the rest of that kind of good stuff.