When injustice becomes law, rebellion becomes duty
Consider that there are about 7 billion people on the planet, and about 5.6 billion mobile phones. Today most of those phones are feature phones. (The smartphone installed base is approaching 1 billion.)

But at some point, maybe in a decade, virtually every phone will be a smartphone, if only because the parts required to make one will become so cheap and commoditized. Today’s smartphones are already as powerful as a mainframe computer from 1990. In 10 years they will have doubled in power five times.

What are the implications of a world where virtually everyone on the planet carries a mainframe-class computer and has a constant connection to the Internet, and where people have easy access to all of the world’s information, and to each other?
anonymissexpress:

breathemystardust:

I love him c:

Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience …

anonymissexpress:

breathemystardust:

I love him c:

Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience …

I never tire of these. This one is possibly my favorite of all the Rap News.

Adam Savage - The Reason Rally

Master Sagan is right. The scientists of our time seem to be the most reliable people.

Master Sagan is right. The scientists of our time seem to be the most reliable people.

This man knew the true nature of the world we lived in. A hero of our time, the late, and very great, Bill Hicks.

This man knew the true nature of the world we lived in. A hero of our time, the late, and very great, Bill Hicks.

digital-decay:

Dawkins, the man.

digital-decay:

Dawkins, the man.

Sometimes, in life, I just need to sit back and let Maynard remind me that life is so much more than the things we see and deal with everyday. If I ever met him, I would thank him for bringing spirituality to the forefront in a world where religious fanaticism is the norm.

A groan of tedium escapes me,
Startling the fearful.
Is this a test? It has to be,
Otherwise I can’t go on.
Draining patience, drain vitality.
This paranoid, paralyzed vampire act’s a little old.

But I’m still right here
Giving blood, keeping faith
And I’m still right here.

Wait it out,
Gonna wait it out,
Be patient (wait it out). (2x)

If there were no reward,
No loving embrace to see me through,
This tedious path I’ve chosen here,
I certainly would’ve walked away by now.
Gonna wait it out.

If there were no desire to heal
A damaged and broken man along
This tedious path I’ve chosen here
I certainly would’ve walked away by now.

And I still may … [sigh] … I still may.

Be patient.
I must keep reminding myself of this.

And if there were no rewards to reap,
No loving embrace to see me through
This tedious path I’ve chosen here,
I certainly would’ve walked away by now.
And I still may.

Gonna wait it out.