As computers become more skilled at imitating human beings, so must we.
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
The difficulty with which success imagines failure makes for hard-heartedness, and the ease with which failure imagines success makes for envy.
My father’s two fundamental rules for computer programming were Optimize Later and Optimize Never; and this, like so much advice about programming, also goes for life.
Just as there are ideas so mad that you must be clever to believe them, so there is behavior so weird that you must be clever to engage in it.
Local maxima are the root of all mediocrity.
Whoever can be made to believe absurdities can be made to commit atrocities, and everyone can be made to believe absurdities.
First you remain silent in the face of absurdities, then you utter them, and finally you believe them,
Hidden depths are only unrecorded thoughts, which have ceased to exist.
No social system can withstand a horde of vandals hell-bent on doing good.
Identity politics debase not politics but identity.