This is a list of people whose ideas on how and where the world is - and should be - evolving, may be of interest to those who want to understand the frontier of human thought, at least according to my opinion. Originally I created it to give credit to people who influenced my ideas but as it often happens the project took a life of its own. Please enjoy these resources. It would be great if you could support this site or help me improve it. Now you can also take part in the discussions on the Visionaries mailing list.
I apologize if my selection of thinkers is not sufficiently balanced. In Russia, reading most of them could get me into Big Trouble. I hope to fix these gaps now - with your help.
You may also want to take part in the efforts that should lead to distribution of visionary ideas based on merit rather than cute facade or the interests of social power structures.

If you have any opinion on these people, the URLs of their pages, or have other candidates who you think should be listed here, please mail them to me! (I do not promise to include them, however. They may be wonderful people, but I may not understand - or agree with - their work, or think that they belong more to Great Scientists or Activists than Visionaries, etc.)

The selection process is getting more and more difficult for me, as the amount of suggestions I receive has outgrown both my knowledge of important people and the amount of "free" time I can devote to maintaining this page.

I am working on a formal set of criteria for accepting and classifying nominations, and would like to turn this page - already with about 60,000 visitors a year - can turn into an objective public resource. For that, I would need assistance and funding. Please let me know if you can help in any way. Meanwhile, you can at least click on a few ads on this site, to add a few cents to its development.
If you are interested please read the
the draft proposal for the Thinkers site development and suggest your comments.

I have absolutely no time to answer criticisms of the current state of the site coming from people who haven't read the proposal, and are not suggesting any help. Sorry.

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