[NTLK] OT: iPad vs. MS Courier: Sound Off

Ryan newtontalk at me.com
Thu Apr 8 19:41:31 EDT 2010


I'm not sure that I am decidedly optimistic about the future.  I am both optimistic and pessimistic.  3 dimensional thinking...

I'm optimistic because I think technology can save the world.  I'm pessimistic because government and companies could stymie access to that technology.  Invent the food replicator did you?  Just got offered $50 million for a buyout of the patents by AT&T?...

I think what this comes down to is that we are each responsible for this future.  Some things aren't worth the money.  I hope we get to a point where the overarching principles inherent in each of us revolve around the following rule: never profit off the suffering of another.

Thank you,


On Thursday, April 08, 2010, at 03:40PM, "Riccardo Mori" <rick at newted.org> wrote:
>quoth Ryan:
>> So I think the only way to predict the future is to be open to it.  To be as objective as possible.  We need to be mindful of the past but we have to realize the immense totality of variables that are at play.

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