Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.
We need to figure out how to have the things we love, and not destroy the world.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
If you get up in the morning and think the future is going to be better, it is a bright day. Otherwise, it’s not.
Most people can learn a lot more than they think they can. They sell themselves short without trying.
People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.
When you struggle with a problem, that’s when you understand it.
In order to have your voice be heard in Washington, you have to make some little contribution.
An asteroid or a supervolcano could certainly destroy us, but we also face risks the dinosaurs never saw: An engineered virus, nuclear war, inadvertent creation of a micro black hole, or some as-yet-unknown technology could spell the end of us.
We need to watch out for Bitcoin and proof of work for using energy that’s maybe a bit too much and not necessarily good for the environment… but on balance I support Bitcoin.
Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the digital town square where matters vital to the future of humanity are debated.
I came to the conclusion that we should aspire to increase the scope and scale of human consciousness in order to better understand what questions to ask. Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.