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#1. Whether greater cybersecurity requires a greater sacrifice of our digital freedoms is an important debate that we should be having, preferably with all the facts in front of us. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#2. Revolution may not be pro-Western or democratic. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#3. Once Google is selected to run the infrastructure on which we are changing the world, Google will be there for ever. Democratic accountability will not be prevalent. You cannot file a public information request about Google. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#4. Surveillance cameras might reduce crime - even though the evidence here is mixed - but no studies show that they result in greater happiness of everyone involved. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#5. The global triumph of American technology has been predicated on the implicit separation between the business interests of Silicon Valley and the political interests of Washington. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#6. In part, slacktivism is what happens when the energy of otherwise dedicated activists is wasted on approaches that are less effective than the alternatives. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#7. Most other documents leaked to WikiLeaks do not carry the same explosive potential as candid cables written by American diplomats. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#8. For many oppositional movements, the Internet, while providing the opportunity to distribute information more quickly and cheaper, may have actually made their struggle more difficult in the long run. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#9. There is no doubt that the Internet brims with spamming, scamming and identity fraud. Having someone wipe out your hard drive or bank account has never been easier, and the tools for committing electronic mischief on your enemies are cheap and widely accessible. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#10. There is this group of people who love innovation. Those people want to innovate, and they think the Internet is a wonderful tool for innovation, which is true. But you also have to remember that much of that innovation is constrained within the realities of the foreign policy. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#11. In Google's world, public space is just something that stands between your house and the well-reviewed restaurant that you are dying to get to. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#12. The bigger the network, the harder it is to leave. Many users find it too daunting to start afresh on a new site, so they quietly consent to Facebook's privacy bullying. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#13. There is this absurd assumption that the revitalisation of the public sphere is always a good thing. I think people tend to confuse 'civic' and 'civil,' and they believe that everything that is done by citizens is necessarily a good thing because you build a network, an association. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#14. To understand the limits and opportunities of algorithms in the context of artistic creation, we need to understand that the latter usually consists of three elements: discovery, production, and recommendation. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#15. The implications are clear: Facebook wants to build an Internet where watching films, listening to music, reading books and even browsing is done not just openly but socially and collaboratively. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#16. Information wants to eat brie. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#17. If you use your smart toothbrush, the data can be immediately sent to your dentist and your insurance company, but it also allows someone from the NSA to know what was in your mouth three weeks ago. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#18. A faithful lifehacker would use technology to avoid dead time and move on to the entertaining, more gratifying activities as soon as possible. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#19. I want to prevent us reifying 'the Internet' as something to be preserved like some people want to preserve the American Constitution as it was written. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#20. I'm rarely invited to start-up parties, but who cares about their trinkets and apps anyway? - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#21. Russian young people spend countless hours online downloading videos and having a very nice digital entertainment lifestyle, which does not necessarily turn them into the next Che Guevara. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#22. As economic life relies more and more on the Internet, the potential for small bands of hackers to launch devastating attacks on the world economy is growing. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#23. You know, anyone who wears glasses, in one sense or another, is a cyborg. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#24. As befits Silicon Valley, 'big data' is mostly big hype, but there is one possibility with genuine potential: that it might one day bring loans - and credit histories - to millions of people who currently lack access to them. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#25. There are good reasons why we don't want everyone to learn nuclear physics, medicine or how financial markets work. Our entire modern project has been about delegating power over us to skilled people who want to do the work and be rewarded accordingly. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#26. When it is about technology, there is this tendency to just reject all criticism as being anti-technological and anti-modern. I think this is very unhealthy. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#27. We must not fixate on what this new arsenal of digital technologies allows us to do without first inquiring what is worth doing. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#28. This marketization of personal information is a big mistake. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#29. Apple has an opening to say, 'The tools we are selling to you will enable you to do things rather than do things for you.' Google's vision is tools that will do things for you. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#30. Social media's greatest assets - anonymity, 'virality,' interconnectedness - are also its main weaknesses. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#31. If China's expansion into Africa and Russia's into Latin America and the former Soviet Union are any indication, Silicon Valley's ability to expand globally will be severely limited, if only because Beijing and Moscow have no qualms about blending politics and business. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#32. Free open-source software, by its nature, is unlikely to feature secret back doors that lead directly to Langley, Va. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#33. I worry that as the problem-solving power of our technologies increases, our ability to distinguish between important and trivial or even non-existent problems diminishes. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#34. It is true that authoritarian governments increasingly see the Internet as a threat in part because they see the U.S. government behind the Internet. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#35. Someone ought to publish a book about the doomsayers who keep publishing books about the end of publishing. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#36. Much of the real computer talent today is concentrated in the private sector. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#37. My homeland of Belarus is an unlikely place for an Internet revolution. The country, controlled by authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko since 1994, was once described by Condoleezza Rice as 'the last outpost of tyranny in Europe.' - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#38. For Silicon Valley and its idols, innovation is the new selfishness. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#39. In China, Internet surveillance has already become a profitable industry. In fact, a growing number of private firms eagerly assist the local police by aggregating this data and presenting it in easy-to-browse formats, allowing humans to pursue more analytical tasks. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#40. In the past it would take you weeks, if not months, to identify how Iranian activists connect to each other. Now you know how they connect to each other by looking at their Facebook page. KGB ... used to torture in order to get this data. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#41. The idea that the Internet favors the oppressed rather than the oppressor is marred by what I call cyber-utopianism: a naive belief in the emancipatory nature of online communication that rests on a stubborn refusal to admit its downside. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#42. You actually see liberals checking 'Fox News,' if only to know what the conservatives are thinking. And you're seeing conservatives who venture into liberal sources, just to know what 'The New York Times' is thinking. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#43. If Amazon's dream of a world without gatekeepers becomes reality, then the company itself will become a powerful gatekeeper. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#44. If you trace the history of mankind, our evolution has been mediated by technology, and without technology it's not really obvious where we would be. So I think we have always been cyborgs in this sense. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#45. My hunch is that people often affiliate with causes online for selfish and narcissistic purposes. Sometimes, it may be as simple as trying to impress their online friends, and once you have fashioned that identity, there is very little reason to actually do anything else. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#46. Information technology has been one of the leading drivers of globalization, and it may also become one of its major victims. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#47. Amnesia and complete indifference to history (especially the history of technological amnesia) remain the defining features of contemporary Internet debate. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#48. The most effective system of Internet control is not the one that has the most sophisticated and draconian system of censorship, but the one that has no need for censorship whatsoever. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#49. Would you like all of your Facebook friends to sift through your trash? A group of designers from Britain and Germany think that you might. Meet BinCam: a 'smart' trash bin that aims to revolutionize the recycling process. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#50. Military commanders do not want to be tried for war crimes, even if those crimes are committed online. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#51. I'm not on Facebook. I have a sort of anonymous account that I check, like, once every six months every time Facebook rolls out a new feature. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#52. I think governments will increasingly be tempted to rely on Silicon Valley to solve problems like obesity or climate change because Silicon Valley runs the information infrastructure through which we consume information. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#53. It is easy to be seen as either a genius or a crank. If you have a Ph.D., at least you somewhat lower the chances that you will be seen as a crank. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#54. One would think that by the second decade of the twenty-first century, the intellectual poverty of technocracy and the primacy of politics over it would be a well-established truth in need of no further defense. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#55. Truly smart technologies will remind us that we are not mere automatons who assist big data in asking and answering questions. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#56. There is this huge Roma problem in Europe. There are a lot of Romas who are discriminated against in countries like the Czech Republic or Hungary. They are an ethnic minority that in Europe everyone loves to hate. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#57. Cyberattacks have become a permanent fixture on the international scene because they have become easy and cheap to launch. Basic computer literacy and a modest budget can go a long way toward invading a country's cyberspace. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#58. Jean-Paul Sartre, the existentialist philosopher who celebrated the anguish of decision as a hallmark of responsibility, has no place in Silicon Valley. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#59. However revolutionary it may be, the Internet still hasn't altered the basic law of human communication: Being nice to your interlocutors is a good way to start any negotiations, particularly, when being hostile is an open invitation for a cyber-fight. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#60. It's true that virtually all new technologies do trigger what sociologists would call 'moral panics,' that there are a lot of people who are concerned with the possible political and social consequences, and that this has been true throughout the ages. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#61. The Internet has made it much more effective and cheaper to spread propaganda. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#62. Calling China's online censorship system a 'Great Firewall' is increasingly trendy, but misleading. All walls, being the creation of engineers, can be breached with the right tools. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#63. Contrary to the utopian rhetoric of social media enthusiasts, the Internet often makes the jump from deliberation to participation even more difficult, thwarting collective action under the heavy pressure of never-ending internal debate. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#64. When someone at the State Department proclaims Facebook to be the most organic tool for promoting democracy the world has ever seen - that's a direct quote - it may help in the short run by getting more people onto Facebook by making it more popular with dissidents. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#65. Cloud computing is a great euphemism for centralization of computer services under one server. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#66. Is there anything more self-defeating than using technology to free up your time - so that you can learn how to do an even better job at it? - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#67. Faster roads are not always safer roads - and virtually all societies, democratic or authoritarian, prefer safety over speed, even if many of their citizens enjoy fast driving. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#68. Technological defeatism - a belief that, since a given technology is here to stay, there's nothing we can do about it other than get on with it and simply adjust our norms - is a persistent feature of social thought about technology. We'll come to pay for it very dearly. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#69. 'Solutionism' for me is, above all, an unthinking pursuit of perfection - by means of technology - without coming to grips with the fact that imperfection is an essential feature of liberal democracy. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#70. A lot of the geeks in Silicon Valley will tell you they no longer believe in the ability of policymakers in Washington to accomplish anything. They don't understand why people end up in politics; they would do much more good for the world if they worked at Google or Facebook. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#71. Search without Google is like social networking without Facebook: unimaginable. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#72. If WikiLeaks were a for-profit company, determining its real value would be a nearly impossible task. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#73. Sleephackers go to bed with sensors on their wrists and foreheads and maintain detailed electronic sleep diaries, which they often share online. To shift between sleep phases, sleephackers experiment with various diets, room and body temperatures, and kinds of pre-sleep physical exercise. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#74. While free software was meant to force developers to lose sleep over ethical dilemmas, open source software was meant to end their insomnia. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#75. To me, the success of the cyberactivists in Tunisia is actually very interesting, because many of them explicitly rejected any support from Washington. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#76. We've never thought too deeply about the roles things like forgetting or partisanship or inefficiency or ambiguity or hypocrisy play in our political or social life. It's been impossible to get rid of them, so we took them for granted, and we kind of thought, naively, that they're always the enemy. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#77. We can now with Google Glasses record everything around us, and we can make sure that nothing is ever forgotten because everything is stored somewhere in Google servers or somewhere else. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#78. In addition to their 'do no evil' motto, Googlers have always been guided by another, much less explicit philosophy: 'computational arrogance.' - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#79. Mobile phones are one of the most insecure devices that were ever available, so they're very easy to trace; they're very easy to tap. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#80. Simply getting a country's population online is not going to trigger a revolution in critical thinking. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#81. Diplomacy is, perhaps, one element of the U.S. government that should not be subject to the demands of 'open government'; whenever it works, it is usually because it is done behind closed doors. But this may be increasingly hard to achieve in the age of Twittering bureaucrats. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#82. My fear is that many institutions will eventually alter how they treat people who refuse to self-track. There are all sorts of political and moral implications here, and I'm not sure that we have grappled with any of them. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#83. We need to start seeing privacy as a commons - as some kind of a public good that can get depleted as too many people treat it carelessly or abandon it too eagerly. What is privacy for? This question needs an urgent answer. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#84. WikiLeaks is what happens when the entire U.S. government is forced to go through a full-body scanner. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#85. IPod liberalism [is] where we assume that every single Iranian or Chinese who happens to have and love his iPod will also love liberal democracy. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#86. When we get the remote Russian village online, what will get people to the Internet is not going to be reports from Human Rights Watch. It's going to be pornography, 'Sex and the City,' or maybe funny videos of cats. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#87. If we don't like rent control, we ought to oppose it on political and social grounds - and not just by arguing that, thanks to smartphones and social networks, we can create new, more efficient markets for matching short-term renters with tenants. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#88. Cybercriminals are usually driven by profit, while cyberterrorists are driven by ideology. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#89. In reality, quitting Facebook is much more problematic than the company's executives suggest, if only because users cannot extract all the intangible social capital they have generated on the site and export it elsewhere. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#90. In short, Google prefers a world where we consistently go to three restaurants to a world where our choices are impossible to predict. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#91. Technology changes all the time; human nature, hardly ever. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#92. The newspaper offers something very different from Google's aggregators. It offers a value system, an idea of what matters in the world. Newspapers need to start articulating that value. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#93. The reason why there is more pessimism about technology in Europe has to do with history, the use of databases to keep track of people in the camps, ecological disasters. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#94. If my idea was just to maintain a certain lifestyle, there would be no need to get a Ph.D. But I do care very deeply about the idea side as well. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#95. [People] somehow assume that the Internet is going to be the catalyst of change that will push young people into the streets, while in fact it may actually be the new opium for the masses which will keep the same people in their rooms downloading pornography. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#96. As smart technologies become more intrusive, they risk undermining our autonomy by suppressing behaviors that someone somewhere has deemed undesirable. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#97. To reject solutionism is to transcend the narrow-minded rationalistic mindset that recasts every instance of an efficiency deficit [ ... ] as an obstacle that needs to be overcome. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#98. As leakers take great risks in releasing information, assuring them that they are not sacrificing themselves in vain and that their leaks would have public consequences would most likely encourage more people to leak. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#99. You know, it's not a given that there is an 'online' and 'offline' world out there. When you use the telephone, you don't say that I'm entering some 'telephono-sphere.' You don't say that, and there is no obvious need to say that when you are using a modem. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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#100. The Internet can empower groups whose aims are in fact antithetical to democracy. - Author: Evgeny Morozov
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