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"We have a long way to go before we are able to hear the voices of everyone on earth, but I believe that providing voices and building bridges is essential for the World Peace we all wish for."

Joichi Ito

Born: June 19, 1966

Occupation: Entrepreneur

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Now that our media companies and it appears are policies are traded for cash, what is there to check the continuing consolidation of power and diminishing of democracy?

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Upholding human rights is not merely compatible with fighting terrorism, it is essential.

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I noticed that democracy was broken and tried to work on fixing that in Japan. Then I realized that it was broken all over the place and decided to work on that too.

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When there is a huge force pressing down on freedoms, sub-cultures with more creativity and power are likely to form.

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Want to increase innovation? Lower the cost of failure.

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In the old days, you became an adult when suddenly your life went from learning to doing the same thing for the rest of your life, but today you can't afford to do that.

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I don't like the word 'futurists.' I think we should be 'nowists.'

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There's a new power of pull. Pulling resources from the network JUST when you need them.

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I don’t think education is about centralized instruction anymore; rather, it is the process [of] establishing oneself as a node in a broad network of distributed creativity.

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If the cost of figuring out whether to do something is more than just doing it, then just do it!

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If we destroy human rights and rule of law in response to terrorism, they have won.

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Liberty, freedom and democracy are very fuzzy words, but human rights is very specific.

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It would be easy to define terrorism as attacks against human rights and international humanitarian law forbids attacks against innocent non-combatants which is often the definition used for terrorism.

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I talked about the barriers created by monopolies. I said that it was the role of government to break up these monopolies and that we couldn't do it alone.

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Most creative work is a process of people passing ideas and inspirations from the past into the future and adding their own creativity along the way.

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In a world where discovery is more important than delivery, it's the people who find, remix and direct attention to old stuff that should be rewarded, not the people who deliver it or sit on it waiting...

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I have always viewed my role as a sort of ambassador or bridge between groups to help provide a dialog.

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Education is what people do to you. Learning is what you do to yourself. Focus on being connected, always learning, fully aware and super present.

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