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Social Media, Education & Changing the World

Social Media, Education & Changing the World

  “When we change the way we communicate, we change society” (Clay Shirky) “Social media allows us to behave in ways that we are hardwired for in the first place – as humans. We can get frank recommendations from other humans instead of from faceless companies.” (Francois Gossieaux)   Clay Shirky said it best with the title of his book Here Comes Everybody. In the book, Shirky outlines the mass...

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Education, Science & Knowledge Should be FREE!

Education, Science & Knowledge Should be FREE!

  “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” (Socrates) “It is our moral duty to share the scientific, intellectual, spiritual and creative wisdom of man with all of humanity so that every single person on the planet has the same opportunity to explore, expand, become enlightened by, or simply to experience, the collective gifts of humankind.” (JPS)   All knowledge, all science, all education and even all...

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Fear Not Social Media

Fear Not Social Media

  “Censorship reflects a society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime.” (Potter Stewart) “We can never be sure that the opinion we are endeavoring to stifle is a false opinion; and if we were sure, stifling it would be an evil still.” (John Stuart Mill)   We now live in a world connected through the Internet, social-media and other technologies where the principles of democracy, freedom of...

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Do Titles Like “Doctor” Inhibit Communication?

Do Titles Like “Doctor” Inhibit Communication?

“The learning and knowledge that we have, is, at the most, but little compared with that of which we are ignorant.” (Plato) “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” (Einstein)   I have always had a problem with the use of titles like “Doctor” or “Professor“. Not because I felt the need to be disrespectful, or that someone...

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Open Knowledge – Free Art

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” (Socrates) “It is our moral duty to share the scientific, intellectual, spiritual and creative wisdom of man with all of humanity so that every single person on the planet has the same opportunity to explore, expand, become enlightened by, or simply to experience, the collective gifts of humankind.” (JPS)   This is a HUGE topic for which I intend to write on at great...

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