"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


The speed, capacity, and universality of today’s marketspace is influencing our species like never before.

In many instances, yesterday’s science fiction has become today’s fact.

The forms and shapes of our institutions strive to project a richness, diversity, and individuality that reflects innovation at full throttle. Perhaps.

But if our planet is to survive, and humanity is to enjoy continually ascending standards of living, technology cannot be allowed to trump humanity. It must be inspired to serve humankind towards a new consciousness.

“That’s fine. But what are they going to SAY?”

~ George Bernard Shaw on learning that England and India had been joined by cable.

Stunning medical advances have established the tripling of human longevity, but what use is that if we remain at the level of ‘man annihilating man’?

We may never get Utopia, but we could most certainly get Oblivion . . . in our lifetime!

The solution lies in immediately creating a global learning culture . . . in which we all get to live, love, learn, and laugh, in harmony!

What is the cost of NOT doing so?

‘In the right hand we have penicillin and streptomycin; in the left hand the atom and the hydrogen bomb. Now is the time for the people of the world to consider more rationally this contradiction.”

~ From an essay by YOSHUKO UCHIMURA, 12th grade girl . . . 6th grade at the time of the bomb.

[Excerpted from the 'Ideas on Ideas' edition of The Braindancer Series of bookazines by Dilip Mukerjea. All the images in this post are the intellectual property of Dilip Mukerjea.]

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