“What makes you think that human beings are sentient and aware? There’s no evidence for it. Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are told – and become upset if they are exposed to any different view.” – Michael Crichton
“Every baby has possibilities for self-actualization but most get it knocked out of them. I think of the self-actualizing man not as an ordinary man with something added but rather as the ordinary man with nothing taken away.” – Abraham Maslow
“To see what is in front of one’s nose requires a constant struggle.” – George Orwell
“There is no distinctly native American criminal class save Congress.” - Mark Twain
For animals, dopamine is a healthy means to biological ends = survival and reproduction. For people, scoring dopamine is a bioillogical dead-end unto itself.
Imagine a sci-fi flick where the human race is on the verge of collapse. The situation is so dire that the world’s greatest minds are brought together for a month-long conference. After much rancor and [...]
“In nature a repulsive caterpillar turns into a lovely butterfly. But with humans it is the other way around: a lovely butterfly turns into a repulsive caterpillar.” - Anton Chekhov