[On the global inequality of wealth and whether or not there can be a real political revolution]
If we can engage that feeling [that we feel from witnessing social injustices] instead of some moment of lachrymose sentimentality trotted out on the TV for people to pour over emotional porn, if we can engage that feeling and change things, why wouldn’t we? Why is that naive? Why is that not my right? Because I’m an actor? I mean, I’ve taken the right. I don’t need the right from you, I don’t need the right from anybody. I’m taking it.
Russell Brand

[On being asked why Tesla has decided to publicly release all of its patents]

If we’re all in a ship together and there’s some holes in the ship, and we’re bailing water out, and we have a great design for a bucket, even if we’re bailing out way better than everybody else, we should probably share the bucket design.

Elon Musk
Everywhere we remain unfree and chained to technology, whether we passionately affirm or deny it. But we are delivered over to it in the worst possible way when we regard it as something neutral; for this conception of it, to which today we particularly like to do homage, makes us utterly blind to the essence of technology.
Martin Heidegger

Everywhere we remain unfree and chained to technology, whether we passionately affirm or deny it. But we are delivered over to it in the worst possible way when we regard it as something neutral; for this conception of it, to which today we particularly like to do homage, makes us utterly blind to the essence of technology.

Martin Heidegger

instead of big blocks of audio (albums) i listen to subway trains and cars and shoes shuffling and people chattering. instead of reading books i eye in the corner of my eye the insane amount of advertisements in the subway trains and billboards and on covers of newspapers. albums and books seem to be the idealistic representations of audio and visual[…]
imagine if all this worthless advertising and street-noise actually had as much meaning as books and albums. i suppose it sounds then that i’m not interested in meaning, which i don’t think is very true. no, in fact, i so rarely hear music or read anything that is the slightest abbreviation of personality or emotion or desire. everything seems to be catered for quick-consumption now-a-days, and i’m desperate for something more staying and permanent. i can read a book and it’ll end and so will an album, but the cars never stop and the trains never stop and advertisements are always there and they change often and develop often. seemingly this trash develops and progresses more than music and literature. ironic. what do you think?

instead of big blocks of audio (albums) i listen to subway trains and cars and shoes shuffling and people chattering. instead of reading books i eye in the corner of my eye the insane amount of advertisements in the subway trains and billboards and on covers of newspapers. albums and books seem to be the idealistic representations of audio and visual[…]

imagine if all this worthless advertising and street-noise actually had as much meaning as books and albums. i suppose it sounds then that i’m not interested in meaning, which i don’t think is very true. no, in fact, i so rarely hear music or read anything that is the slightest abbreviation of personality or emotion or desire. everything seems to be catered for quick-consumption now-a-days, and i’m desperate for something more staying and permanent. i can read a book and it’ll end and so will an album, but the cars never stop and the trains never stop and advertisements are always there and they change often and develop often. seemingly this trash develops and progresses more than music and literature. ironic. what do you think?