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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