I was reading the nominations for what TIME magazine calls, “Your TIME 100.” It’s a list of 203 nominations for the world’s most influential in government, science, technology and the arts — according to those who took time to nominate, vote, rank…
The entire list is available here.
We’re completing the fourth month of 2009, so it seems with so much of the year left a bit premature to be determining who and what was influential for the year. Reading through the list I find names I don’t recognize. How can they be on the short list of most influential in 2009, and I not recognize them? Others that I readily recognize make me wonder what kind of society would think they should be influential? Should we denote whether they make a positive or negative influence? Probably other than selling a special edition of TIME, this list has little value. Or maybe we need to look at the list very closely, reflect on our society, and who and what influences us most.