If we destroy human rights and rule of law in response to terrorism, they have won.
Liberty, freedom and democracy are very fuzzy words, but human rights is very specific.
Education is what people do to you. Learning is what you do to yourself. Focus on being connected, always learning, fully aware and super present.
LinkedIn allows you to search histories and CVs in your network - it's great for finding people who work in a particular company, or who have worked with someone you know. It's also an interesting way to find references for people or companies you're getting to know.
My whole life has been about connecting things that aren't connected.
Want to increase innovation? Lower the cost of failure.
Education is something that other people do to you. Learning is something you do for yourself.
Most creative work is a process of people passing ideas and inspirations from the past into the future and adding their own creativity along the way.
Upholding human rights is not merely compatible with fighting terrorism, it is essential.
I talked about the barriers created by monopolies. I said that it was the role of government to break up these monopolies and that we couldn't do it alone.
Now that our media companies and it appears are policies are traded for cash, what is there to check the continuing consolidation of power and diminishing of democracy?
I noticed that democracy was broken and tried to work on fixing that in Japan. Then I realized that it was broken all over the place and decided to work on that too.
When there is a huge force pressing down on freedoms, sub-cultures with more creativity and power are likely to form.
I agree that it is not just the extremists who harbor bad thoughts or engage in bad acts, but they are usually the source of the polarization and try to keep education and communication of the main stream from moving forward.
In a world where discovery is more important than delivery, it's the people who find, remix and direct attention to old stuff that should be rewarded, not the people who deliver it or sit on it waiting for someone to show up.
Internet penetration in Italy is quite low and the Berlusconi media machine controls most of what people see.
Google is in an amazing position to be the target of tons of lawsuits that will set precedent for many important things for us on the Internet.
If the cost of figuring out whether to do something is more than just doing it, then just do it!
I don’t think education is about centralized instruction anymore; rather, it is the process [of] establishing oneself as a node in a broad network of distributed creativity.
We have a long way to go before we are able to hear the voices of everyone on earth, but I believe that providing voices and building bridges is essential for the World Peace we all wish for.
I have always viewed my role as a sort of ambassador or bridge between groups to help provide a dialog.
We discussed the history of postwar Japan and how Japan had missed an opportunity to build a more functional democracy because of the focus on fighting communism driven in large part by the American occupation.
Question authority; think for yourself. Talk to people, do things unrelated to school - to come up with your own framework for living. The world is too complex and people are too different to be overly prescriptive about the details.
It would be easy to define terrorism as attacks against human rights and international humanitarian law forbids attacks against innocent non-combatants which is often the definition used for terrorism.
I just believe that the cost of marketing is going to increase and the cost of delivery is going to decrease as the Net gets stronger and mass media gets weaker.
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