“I call this life a happy one in which I do one good deed after another, with no intervals between them.” -Marcus Aurelius
“So we manage to convince ourselves that the evidence speaks so loudly, so emphatically, that we have no choice but to declare our allegiance to a particular tribe as a result of that evidence. The red tribe. Or the blue one. Or the white one. Or the black one. It rarely crosses our minds to notice that causation is probably going the opposite direction — the tribe we are in determines the evidence we notice and accept.”
“You can’t climb up to the second floor without a ladder. When you set your aim too high and don’t fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that’s reasonable, and then gradually raise it.”
“I suppose a fire that burns that bright is not meant to last.”
“The real worry with advanced AI is not malevolence but incompetence.”
—Cosmologist and co-founder of the Future of Life Institute Max Tegmark explains to the Guardian why we’re worrying about sentient machines all wrong.
“Dear talent…I wish you would stay away from overconfidence and delusion…they are constantly conspiring against you… don’t you see it?”
“You know, all writers are vampires and they’ll look around and they watch you when you’re not even thinking they’re watching you and they’ll slip stuff in.”