„Capitalism did not defeat communism because capitalism was more ethical, because individual liberties are sacred or because God was angry with the heathen communists. Rather, capitalism won the Cold War because distributed data processing works better than centralised data processing, at least in periods of accelerating technological change. The central committee of the Communist Party just could not deal with the rapidly changing world of the late twentieth century. When all data is accumulated in one secret bunker, and all important decisions are taken by a group of elderly apparatchiks, they can produce nuclear bombs by the cartload, but not an Apple or a Wikipedia.“

—  Yuval Harari, buch Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Übernommen aus Wikiquote. Letzte Aktualisierung 3. Juni 2021. Geschichte
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Yuval Harari4
israelischer Historiker 1976

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„It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data.“

—  Arthur Conan Doyle, buch The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Quelle: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

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„In capitalism, communists are always better“

—  Adonis Georgiadis Greek politician 1972

As he said in Epsilon TV (12 May 2018)
Original: (el) Στον καπιταλισμό οι κουμουνιστές είναι πάντα καλύτεροι
Quelle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZIbFJPreBQ&t=1094s

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„I dislike Communism because it is undemocratic, and capitalism because it favors exploitation.“

—  Bertrand Russell logician, one of the first analytic philosophers and political activist 1872 - 1970

Unarmed Victory (1963), p. 14
1960s

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„The better distribution of property is desirable, but it is not to be brought about by the anarchic form of Socialism which would destroy all private capital and tend to destroy all private wealth. It represents not progress, but retrogression, to propose to destroy capital because the power of unrestrained capital is abused.“

—  Theodore Roosevelt American politician, 26th president of the United States 1858 - 1919

1910s, The Progressives, Past and Present (1910)
Kontext: To my mind the failure resolutely to follow progressive policies is the negation of democracy as well of progress, and spells disaster. But for this very reason I feel concern when progressives act with heedless violence, or go so far and so fast as to invite reaction. The experience of John Brown illustrates the evil of the revolutionary short-cut to ultimate good ends. The liberty of the slave was desirable, but it was not to be brought about by a slave insurrection. The better distribution of property is desirable, but it is not to be brought about by the anarchic form of Socialism which would destroy all private capital and tend to destroy all private wealth. It represents not progress, but retrogression, to propose to destroy capital because the power of unrestrained capital is abused. John Brown rendered a great service to the cause of liberty in the earlier Kansas days; but his notion that the evils of slavery could be cured by a slave insurrection was a delusion analogous to the delusions of those who expect to cure the evils of plutocracy by arousing the baser passions of workingmen against the rich in an endeavor at violent industrial revolution. And, on the other hand, the brutal and shortsighted greed of those who profit by what is wrong in the present system, and the attitude of those who oppose all effort to do away with this wrong, serve in their turn as incitements to such revolution; just as the insolence of the ultra pro-slavery men finally precipitated the violent destruction of slavery.

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„We must include in any language with which we hope to describe complex data-processing situations the capability for describing data.“

—  Grace Hopper American computer scientist and United States Navy officer 1906 - 1992

As quoted in Management and the Computer of the Future (1962) by Sloan School of Management, p. 273
Kontext: We must include in any language with which we hope to describe complex data-processing situations the capability for describing data. We must also include a mechanism for determining the priorities to be applied to the data. These priorities are not fixed and are indicated in many cases by the data.
Thus we must have a language and a structure that will take care of the data descriptions and priorities, as well as the operations we wish to perform. If we think seriously about these problems, we find that we cannot work with procedures alone, since they are sequential. We need to define the problem instead of the procedures. The Language Structures Group of the Codasyl Committee has been studying the structure of languages that can be used to describe data-processing problems. The Group started out by trying to design a language for stating procedures, but soon discovered that what was really required was a description of the data and a statement of the relationships between the data sets. The Group has since begun writing an algebra of processes, the background for a theory of data processing.
Clearly, we must break away from the sequential and not limit the computers. We must state definitions and provide for priorities and descriptions of data. We must state relationships, not procedures.

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„Finally, empirical data suggests that assets are sold much more slowly during retirement years than when they are accumulated during working years.“

—  Didier Sornette French scientist 1957

Quelle: Why Stock Markets Crash - Critical Events in Complex Systems (2003), Chapter 10, 2050: The End Of The Growth Era?, p. 378.

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