Thursday, March 29, 2012

Will Think Tanks of the Future Be All Online?

Will any of the big, powerful think tanks (Brookings, Heritage, etc...) ever move from "bricks and mortar" establishments to all online?  Is the trend shifting towards online think tanks such as the aptly named Online Think Tank?

Moving online is not just a US trend.  In 2011, the Danish newspaper Information Avis launched a public, online think tank called 100dage.  The goal is to provide citizen-made solutions of the most pressing challenges of the country.  In other words, it is crowd-sourcing to help solve problems.

100dage has been called a "pop-up think tank."