Links for 9th September 2008

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. This Changes Everything

    "You have my permission to slap the next futurist (foresight thinker, scenario strategist, or trend-spotter) who uses the expression "this changes everything" seriously. Slap them hard. Maybe a shin-kick, too, if you're into it."

    Tagged with: futurismforesightcriticismperspective

  2. The Omnigoogle

    "Google differs from Microsoft in at least one very important way. The ends that Microsoft has pursued are commercial ends. It's been in it for the money. Google, by contrast, has a strong messianic bent. The Omnigoogle is not just out to make oodles of money; it's on a crusade – to liberate information for the masses – and is convinced of its righteousness in pursuing its cause. Depending on your point of view as you look forward to the next ten years, you'll find that either comforting or discomforting."

    Tagged with: Googlebusinesseconomicsinternetinformationfreedommessianicstrategy

  3. Towards a Culture of Responsible Psychoactive Drug Use

    "Modern humans must learn how to relate to psychoactives responsibly, treating them with respect and awareness, working to minimize harms and maximize benefits, and integrating use into a healthy, enjoyable, and productive life. But above all else, in a world filled with materials and technologies that affect the mind, adults must have the robust education and accurate, pragmatic information necessary to help them take charge of their relationships with psychoactives and teach their children how to do so from an early age." Amen.

    Tagged with: drugspsychedelicspsychoactivespersonalresponsibility

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