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Some ideas you have to chew on...

Some ideas you have to chew on, then roll them around a lot, play with them before you can turn them into funky science fiction.

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One of the nice things about s...

One of the nice things about science fiction is that it lets us carry out thought experiments.

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What is the shape of space? Is...

What is the shape of space? Is it flat, or is it bent? Is it nicely laid out, or is it warped and shrunken? Is it finite, or is it infinite? Which of the following does space resemble more: (a) a sheet of paper, (b) an endless desert, (c) a soap bubble, (d) a doughnut, (e) an Escher drawing, (f) an ice cream cone, (g) the branches of a tree, or (h) a human body?

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I like to do things that are s...

I like to do things that are surprising and different.

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Intellectually, perspective [d...

Intellectually, perspective [drawing] is a breakthrough, because here, for the first time, the physical space we live in is being depicted as ifit were an abstract, mathematical space. A less obvious innovation due to perspective is that here, for the first time, people are actually drawing pictures of infinities.

Rudy Rucker 42 quotes

Some ideas you have to chew on...

Some ideas you have to chew on, then roll them around a lot, play with them before you can turn them into funky science fiction.

Rudy Rucker 42 quotes

A little-known truth: Every as...

A little-known truth: Every aspect of the world is fundamentally unpredictable. Computer scientists have long since proved this.

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Science fiction writers put ch...

Science fiction writers put characters into a world with arbitrary rules and work out what happens.

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Unfortunately our nation, nay,...

Unfortunately our nation, nay, our world, is run by evil morons.

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In any case, A New Kind of Sci...

In any case, A New Kind of Science is a wonderful book, and I'm still absorbing its teachings.

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It's a waste to chase the pipe...

It's a waste to chase the pipe dream of a magical tiny theory that allows us to make quick and detailed calculations about the future. We can't predict and we can't control. To accept this can be a source of liberation and inner peace. We're part of the unfolding world, surfing the chaotic waves.

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The study of infinity is much ...

The study of infinity is much more than a dry academic game. The intellectual pursuit of the absolute infinity is, as Georg Cantor realized, a form of the soul's quest for God. Whether or not the goal is ever reached, an awareness of the process brings enlightenment.

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The world is colors and motion...

The world is colors and motion, feelings and thoughts and what does math have to do with it? Not much, if 'math' means being bored in high school, but in truth mathematics is the one universal science. Mathematics is the study of pure pattern and everything in the cosmos is a kind of pattern.

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Lately Ive been working to con...

Lately Ive been working to convince myself that everything is a computation.

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I am, as it were, an eye that ...

I am, as it were, an eye that the cosmos uses to look at itself. The Mind is not mine alone; the Mind is everywhere.

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When I see an old movie, like ...

When I see an old movie, like from the '40s or '50s or '60s, the people look so calm. They don't have smartphones, they're not looking at computer screens, they're taking their time. They'll sit in a chair and just stare off into space. I think some day we'll find our way back to that garden of Eden.

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If we suppose that many natura...

If we suppose that many natural phenomena are in effect computations, the study of computer science can tell us about the kinds of natural phenomena that can occur.

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If all else fails, there's alw...

If all else fails, there's always print or web zines.

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I think dry nanotechnology is ...

I think dry nanotechnology is probably a dead-end.

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Our bodies are the time machin...

Our bodies are the time machine.

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