Facebook's Censorship Of Napalm Girl Is History Repeating

She’s known as the “Napalm Girl,” and she appears in a photograph called "The Terror of War," taken by Nick Ut. In it, she is young, naked and clearly terrified.

Ut won the Pulitzer Prize for the photo in 1973, which is credited with turning the tide of public opinion and leading to the end of the Vietnam War.

This picture -- this image of unfathomably vast historical importance, of undeniably significant social commentary -- was removed from Facebook last week, when the social network’s algorithms detected the nudity and deleted it from the account of the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten, which had posted the image.

Read More
Why The SpaceX Explosion Won't Hold Elon Musk Back

When you start a company, you put your idea out there -- and people think you’re naive. You quit your job and mortgage your house -- and people think you’re crazy. You launch your first product -- and people think it sucks.

That’s the kind of feedback we humans are designed to run away from. We are social animals and have evolved to fit in, with subsequent survival advantages. It takes incredible bravery to buck the trend, day in and day out, until you’re finally successful and everyone wants you back in the fold.

To be an entrepreneur, you basically have to be comfortable with everyone you know thinking you’re a nutjob.

Which brings us to Elon Musk

Read More
Waze, Google, Facebook: The Observer Effect And Our Interconnected, Co-Created Reality

“Looking into a flower, you can see that the flower is made of many elements that we can call non-flower elements… Cloud is part of flower, and if you send the element cloud back to the sky, there will be no flower… And earth, and gardener… if you continue, you will see a multitude of non-flower elements in the flower. In fact, a flower is made only with non-flower elements. It does not have a separate self....

Read More