From Access to Success
Making sense of a change, a development, an evolution or of a progress is not easy. One has to imagine, design and act. First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin. Somebody has to say “let us lead if you want to succeed”. First, let us access wealth, let us accumulate wealth. Say, land, say, capital, say, knowledge, say, attention, say, creativity. Then let us make it better – theoretically for all, practically for some. Some should persuade everyone to gamble, although only some will win, at least for the time being. All have to move the wheel of fortune, the course of history, the intelligent design.
There is no view of history from nowhere. History has many cunning passages, but redistribution of wealth goes on anyway. Some thought that opening a bank was better than robbing a bank. Today we think that neither robbing nor opening are good enough. We should beat the banks on a stock exchange. Do not occupy the Wall Streets, says Elon Musk – rent my Quantum AI brainpower and let the Big Brother make everybody rich in 15 minutes. Nice try. Do not occupy Academias, access the data, create knowledge and give success a chance.
Haarlem, February 20, 2020 (20/2/2020)