A thing I’ve been doing: every time Richard Feynman is held up as a model genius scientist, or I find myself holding him up so, I remind myself that he held meetings in strip clubs, *AND HE WROTE THIS IN SURELY, YOU’RE JOKING*, and teenage me didn’t realize how much of a problem that was (and that’s just One Example of his horrendous behavior)
I am confused by the tech industry’s failure to grasp how social issues can’t be tech-scaled because for all the pressure to make Snow Crash real, this observation forms the backbone of The Diamond Age... @genmon
He ran into the situation room clutching a sheaf of papers.
“Madam President, we have the first translation of the Arecibo message. 95% confidence.”
“A short message in ASCII encoding. It says ‘link in bio’.”
“Does anyone know what this means?”
“If I may, Madam President-“
“Simpkins, Madam President. With the Comms team. It appears the aliens are familiar with instagram.”
Star Trek, general
Look at warp ten it’s totally accurate thatbypi pass through every point in the universe simultaneously
That’s what you meant about threshold, right? ;) @sanspoint
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