“This year 6 US citizens won Nobel prizes. And every one of them was an immigrant. Every one of them.”
“There’s no sense in being precise when you don’t even know what you’re talking about.”
John von Neumann
“To be truly radical is to make hope possible, rather than despair convincing.”
“Islamophobia is the new anti-Semitism.”
BBC Newsnight journalist who did a report last night on the emergence of far-Right “Identarians’ in Europe.
“You can never underestimate the effect in American public life of complete and utter incomprehensibility.”
Henry Kissinger, quoted in today’s Financial Times
“Those who predict the future we call futurists. Those who know when the future will happen we call billionaires”.
Horace Dediu (@asymco)
“Bringing a fact checker to a Trump speech is like bringing a pastry chef to a pie fight.”
“It’s one of the dirty secrets of economics: technology progress does grow the economy and create wealth, but there is no economic law that says everyone will benefit.”
“Impartiality is a pompous word for indifference”.
“For the waking there is one world, and it is common — but sleepers turn aside, each into a world of his own”.
Always comes to mind when I claim that we may be sleepwalking into a networked nightmare.