There is a lot of talking about “disruption” these days. How IT tech startups, and grownups are changing the way we see the world. As Apple, as Facebook, as Amazon, as Spotify.

The same happens in the academic life. It has happened numerous times; Anaxagoras, Plato, Aristotle, Rousseau, Walden, Kierkegaard, Adam Smith, Nietzsche, Karl Marx, Voltaire, Newton. Great, great thinkers who saw a truly different world than everybody else, and by their superior intellect as well as drive changed the world.

When that happens, all the pharisees and old guard members will roll off the same incessant drivel about the stupidity of the ideas. They will often persecute the intellectual, while as the intellectual will have his supporters and disciples.

“Disruption” is not only in IT these days, it is also in intellectual life, and the thinkers will change the way we look at the world.

In this situation I think it is vital to reflect on the philosopher and his motivation. Take Newton, he REALLY changed our world, he, more or less, put the church into the grave, singlehanded.

The thing about Newton was that he, as a man, was an extremely nerdish and not a very likeable character. He was often souped up in his dabbling with magic and alchemy, and had very few friends.

The world he made was such a world; a clinical, non personal world we still live in today.

Therefor, I believe, if I realise my project fully, that the world that we create after my ideas are fully implemented, is a world, where family, friendship and human warmness is at the core of how we look at the world.

We need to wheel in what Newton started. Not to forget his many truly astonishing exploits, but to soften the edges. Find friendship, spirituality and warmth again.

Because we may be on the top of the world, but if that is a place of coldness, then it is not worth it.

G-d bless the wisdom of the familymen.

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