We know we are more than just neurons firing. Or, at least we think we are, while the neurons are firing.
“A physicist is an atom’s way of knowing about atoms”George Wald
“We talk far too much. We should talk less and draw more. I personally should like to renounce speech altogether and, like organic Nature, communicate everything I have to say in sketches. That fig tree, this little snake, the cocoon on my window sill quietly awaiting its future – all these are momentous signatures.”
“Within thirty years,Vernor Vinge
we will have the technological means to create super-human intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended.”
“In the same way that a microscope will calibrate your eyesight, computer simulations can re-calibrate your instinct across vast scales of space and time.”Will Wright
“Fractals represent a new geometry that mirrors the universe.”Benoît Mandelbrot
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”Buckminster Fuller