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Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity.AARON SWARTZ

 

Work. Write. Read. Write some more. Read some more. Keep putting words on the page or screen, because that’s the only way you’ll get better.S.J. WATSON

 

The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.WILLIAM GIBSON

 

Everything that can be digitized will be digitized.KARA SWISHER

 

This is the 21st century. It’s not OK for politicians not to understand the internet anymore.AARON SWARTZ

 

Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today.ERNEST HEMINGWAY

 

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order, this lukewarmness arising partly from fear of their adversaries … and partly from the incredulity of mankind, who do not truly believe in anything new until they have had actual experience of it.NICCOLO MACHIAVELLI

 

We only have one chance to get AI right… we are in real trouble if we miss.JEVON MITCHELL-HAYWOOD

 

When you invent the ship, you also invent the shipwreck; when you invent the plane you also invent the plane crash; and when you invent electricity, you invent electrocution… Every technology carries its own negativity, which is invented at the same time as technical progress.PAUL VIRILIO

 

We are surrounded by the wondrous effects of machines and are encouraged to ignore the ideas embedded in them. Once a technology is admitted it plays out its hand; it does what it is designed to do. Our task is to understand what that design is—that is to say, when we admit a new technology to the culture, we must do so with our eyes wide open.NEIL POSTMANTECHNOPOLY

 

You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.ROBIN WILLIAMS

 

Creativity is relational. Its practice is most about casting widely and connecting disparate dots of existing knowledge in new, meaningful ways. To be creative, you’ve got to mine knowledge. You have to know your dots.BRUCE NUSSBAUM

 

Those not ready to change will wake up one day to find themselves wonderfully prepared to live in a world that doesn’t exist.ZIG ZIGLAR

 

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.CHARLES DARWIN

 

Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say.EDWARD SNOWDEN

 

Privacy is not something that I’m merely entitled to, it’s an absolute prerequisite.MARLON BRANDO

 

You invade my privacy, it’s nothing. I try to get it back, it’s a crime. You’ll never understand… it’s not that I have nothing to hide… I have nothing I want you to see. – THE GIRL, ANON

 

Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

Be a nuisance where it counts. Do your part to inform and stimulate the public to join your action. Be depressed, discouraged and disappointed at failure and the disheartening effects of ignorance, greed, corruption and bad politics… but never give up.MARJORIE STONEMAN DOUGLAS

 

First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. Then they fight you. Then you win.MAHATMA GANDHI

 

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.ALICE WATERS

 

Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after it.JONATHAN SWIFT

 

The legitimate object of government, is to do for a community of people, whatever they need to have done, but can not do, at all, or can not, so well do, for themselves—in their separate, and individual capacities.ABRAHAM LINCOLN

 

To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.THEODORE ROOSEVELT

 

The press was to serve the governed, not the governors.HUGO BLACK

 

Just because you have no interest in politics doesn’t mean politics may not be interested in you.PERICLES

 

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.STEVEN HAWKING

 

The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.ALBERT EINSTEIN (perhaps)

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