We need to figure out how to have the things we love, and not destroy the world.
Really, the only thing that makes sense is to strive for greater collective enlightenment.
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.
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.
Government isn’t that good at rapid advancement of technology. It tends to be better at funding basic research. To have things take off, you’ve got to have commercial companies do it.
The tough thing is figuring out what questions to ask, but […] once you do that, the rest is really easy.