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.
Education is something that other people do to you. Learning is something you do for yourself.
Want to increase innovation? Lower the cost of failure.
My whole life has been about connecting things that aren't connected.
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 definitely feel like my blog is going edgy to broad and boring.
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.
Internet penetration in Italy is quite low and the Berlusconi media machine controls most of what people see.
The cost of assessing risk is now often greater than the cost of failing.
I have had a great deal of interaction with Koreans and feel a fairly strong bond with Korea.
For some reason, I grew up generally believing that Japan and Korea were quite friendly. I do know that there is some bad history and the extremists on both sides are unreasonable.
The US constitution's First Amendment rights only cover Americans, but I believe that in a democracy the competition of ideas and free speech should combat beliefs that it does not agree with - more speech and debate, not censorship.
The most important thing I learned in school was how to touch type.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Follow AzQuotes on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Every day we present the best quotes! Improve yourself, find your inspiration, share with friends