Quotes Collected During Spring 02015

The following quotes were added to GDT::Quotes during Spring 02015. Most recently added quotes are displayed first. Note: There were 1393 quotes when this webpage was created.

If the auto industry advanced as rapidly as the semiconductor industry,
a Rolls Royce would get half a million miles per gallon, and it would
be cheaper to throw it away than to park it.

-- Gordon Moore (01929-) {American chemist/technologist; more...} [technology]

We have just seen the beginning of what computers will do for us.
The evolution of machine intelligence. It is happening in incremental
steps. I never thought I would see an autonomous vehicle driving on
our highways.

-- Gordon Moore (01929-) {American chemist/technologist; more...} [future]

The master in the art of living makes little distinction between
his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his
body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion.
He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of
excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether
he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both.

-- Lawrence Pearsall Jack (01860-01955) {English educator/philosopher/Unitarian minister; more...} [work=play]

Let's say I reach my 70s and 80s. Ray Kurzweil, for example,
has explained that we need to make it to the 'next bridge.'
And so the hope for someone who wants to live an indefinitely
long lifespan is that we don’t have to cure anything all
once, we need to extend life only so long that we make it to the
next breakthrough. And then that breakthrough can get us to the
next breakthrough, and so on. So I'm fairly confident I'm going
to start to hit that chain of events that could potentially lead
to a fully realized indefinite lifespan.

-- George Dvorsky (01970-) {Canadian bioethicist/transhumanist/futurist; more...} [life/future]

I'm having a difficult time writing what I want to write right now.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [communications]

A man cannot become a child again, or he becomes childish.
-- Karl Marx (01818-01883) {German philosopher/economist/sociologist; more...} [life]

In sum, to really try to be informed and literate today
is to feel stupid nearly all the time and to need help.

-- David Foster Wallace (01962-02008) {American author; more...} [life/literacy]

Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value.
-- Sir Ken Robinson (01950-) {English educationalist/author; more...} [creativity]

I don't see that human intelligence is something that humans can never understand.
-- John McCarthy (01927-02011) {American computer scientist/cognitive scientist; more...} [artificial intelligence]

Our world hangs like a magnificent jewel in the vastness of space.
Every one of us is a part of that jewel. A facet of that jewel.
And in the perspective of infinity, our differences are infinitesimal.

-- Fred Rogers (01928-02003) {Mr. Rogers Neighborhood; more...} [infinity/infinitesimal]

Young people are teaching themselves how to see and experience
and know beyond the dreadful education system, which is designed
to produce interchangeable machine parts.

-- John Perry Barlow (01947-) {Grateful Dead lyricist & EFF co-founder; more...} [education]

The world of the future will be an ever more demanding
struggle against the limitations of our intelligence,
not a comfortable hammock in which we can lie down to
be waited upon our robot slaves.

-- Norbert Wiener (01894-01964) {American mathematician and philosopher; more... [future]

It's a ten year body of work, but it might as well
be a dried out pile of dung.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life]

If you're damned if you do and damned if you don't,
then damn it you're damned.

-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life]

We're not focused on the numbers. We're focused on
the things that produce the numbers.

-- Tim Cook (01960-) {CEO of Apple Inc.; more...} [numbers]

Those who work much do not work hard.
-- Henry David Thoreau (01817-01862) {American author; more...} [life/work]

In Zen they say: If something is boring after two minutes,
try it for four. If still boring, try it for eight, sixteen,
thirty-two, and so on. Eventually one discovers that it's not
boring at all but very interesting.

-- John Cage (01912-01992) {American composer/writer; more...} [life/zen]

My goal is not to fail fast. My goal is to succeed over the long run.
They are not the same thing.

-- Marc Andreessen (01971-?????) {programmer/entrepreneur; Mosaic/Opsware/Ning; more...} [success/failure]

Count the number of achievements in your life.
Count the number of dreams in your brain.
If the number of your dreams exceeds your achievements,
then you are young.

-- Shimon Peres (01923-) {9th President of Israel (02007-02014); more...} [life]

Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think
they're finished. The person you are right now is as transient,
as fleeting and as temporary as all the people you've ever been.
The one constant in our lives is change.

-- Daniel Gilbert (01957-) {Professor of Psychology at Harvard University; more...} [life]

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Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 01 January 02015
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