Hoewel we de illusie hebben dat we beelden met hoge resolutie ontvangen van onze ogen, stuurt de oogzenuw slechts contouren en aanwijzingen over interessante punten in ons blikveld naar het brein. We 'hallucineren' eigenlijk de wereld vanuit ons corticale geheugen.
The purposeful destruction of information is the essence of intelligent work.
Even by common wisdom, there seem to be both people and objects in my dream that are outside myself, but clearly they were created in myself and are part of me, they are mental constructs in my own brain.
As order exponentially increases, time exponentially speeds up.
Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it.
We appear to be programmed with the idea that there are 'things' outside of our self, and some are conscious, and some are not.
A successful person isn't necessarily better than her less successful peers at solving problems; her pattern-recognition facilities have just learned what problems are worth solving.
By the 2030s, the nonbiological portion of our intelligence will predominate.
I'm an inventor. I became interested in long-term trends because an invention has to make sense in the world in which it is finished, not the world in which it is started.
Supercomputers will achieve one human brain capacity by 2010, and personal computers will do so by about 2020.
We are beginning to see intimations of this in the implantation of computer devices into the human body.