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Steer By The Stars

By on Mar 12, 2015 in Inspiration, Quotes | 0 comments

All of us get lost in the darkness,
dreamers learn to steer by the stars.

— Neil Peart (Rush, The Pass)

Musk on A.I.

By on Jan 1, 2015 in Food For Thought, Quotes | 0 comments

If there’s some digital super-intelligence, and its optimization or utility function is something that’s detrimental to humanity, it will have a very bad effect. It could be just something like getting rid of spam email. And it’s like, ‘The best way to get rid of spam is to get rid of humans’.

— Elon Musk

Lucas on Storytelling

By on Dec 22, 2014 in Inspiration, Quotes | 0 comments

The story being told in ‘Star Wars’ is a classic one. Every few hundred years, the story is retold because we have a tendency to do the same things over and over again. Power corrupts, and when you’re in charge, you start doing things that you think are right, but they’re actually not.

— George Lucas

McKee on Character

By on Dec 15, 2014 in Inspiration, Quotes | 0 comments

True character is revealed in the choices a human being makes under pressure — the greater the pressure, the deeper the revelation — the truer the choice to the character’s essential nature.

— Robert McKee

Asimov on Salvation

By on Dec 2, 2014 in Inspiration, Quotes | 0 comments

Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today – but the core of science fiction, its essence has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all.

— Isaac Asimov

Lewis on Storytelling

By on Nov 20, 2014 in Inspiration, Quotes | 0 comments

Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.

— C. S. Lewis

Lofgren on Being Childlike

By on Nov 19, 2014 in Food For Thought, Inspiration, Quotes | 0 comments

The good news is you can be young at heart. There is a lot of stuff to do that is very child-like and fun – you just have to avoid the childish stuff that gets you into trouble.

— Nils Lofgren

Fists of Fire

By on Nov 10, 2014 in Game Design, Inspiration, Settings | 0 comments

Fists of Fire

Kurosawa on Honesty

By on Nov 5, 2014 in Inspiration, Quotes | 0 comments

Although human beings are incapable of talking about themselves with total honesty, it is much harder to avoid the truth while pretending to be other people. They often reveal much about themselves in a very straightforward way. I am certain that I did.

— Akira Kurosawa

10 Thoughts on #GamerGate and #GamerEthics

By on Oct 30, 2014 in Food For Thought | 0 comments

Tonight, I waded into the Twitter trenches of the gaming culture war known as #GamerGate. I came out unscathed, with a more comprehensive view of the issues. But, my central premise remains unchanged. #GamerGate is no good for gaming and gamers.