The New York Times' Year in Ideas is one of my favorite end-of-the-year lists because it's smart. I mean, they're the best ideas of the year. Here are the 5 bestest ideas of the year. Like getting liquefied when you die.

There's a ton more ideas—not just tech ones—at the full spread. Read it, it'll make you more intelligent, though you'll feel a lot dumber on a personal level. [NYT]