The Edge's Annual Question for 2013 is, What Should We Be Worried About?

The responses this year are voluminous, but as in past years I've read them all in order to present the best of them:

Eric Weinstein
Excellence
http://edge.org/response-detail/23879
tags: overspecialization,

Anton Zeilinger
Losing Completeness
http://edge.org/response-detail/23762
tags: overspecialization,

John Tooby
Unfriendly Physics, Monsters From The Id, And Self-Organizing Collective Delusions
http://edge.org/response-detail/23867
tags: existential threats, overspecialization,

Ursula Martin
Close Observation And Description
http://edge.org/response-detail/23806
tags: dematerialization,

Dave Winer
Does The Human Species Have The Will To Survive?
http://edge.org/response-detail/23771
tags: zeitgeist, manifest destiny,

Kevin Kelly
The Underpopulation Bomb
http://edge.org/response-detail/23722
tags: underpopulation,

Paul Kedrosky
History And Contingency
http://edge.org/response-detail/23860
tags: path dependence,

Sam Harris
The Power Of Bad Incentives
http://edge.org/response-detail/23781
tags: mechanism design,

Dylan Evans
Democracy
http://edge.org/response-detail/23710
tags: mechanism design,

Andrew Lih
Is The New Public Sphere... Public?
http://edge.org/response-detail/23833
tags: intellectual property,

Azra Raza
The Role Of Microorganisms In Cancer Is Being Ignored By The Current Sequencing Strategies
http://edge.org/response-detail/23735
tags: R&D allocation, medicine,

Steve Giddings
Crisis At The Foundations Of Physics
http://edge.org/response-detail/23857
tags: theoretical physics,
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