The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
—Ellen Parr (via showslow)
If you want to keep a secret, you must also hide it from yourself.
—George Orwell, 1984 (via showslow)
People will always abuse power. That’s not a new insight. There are cuneiform tablets complaining about it. Yet here we are in 2014, startled because unscrupulous people have started to use the powerful tools we created for them.
We put so much care into making the Internet resilient from technical failures, but make no effort to make it resilient to political failure. We treat freedom and the rule of law like inexhaustible natural resources, rather than the fragile and precious treasures that they are.