Dystopian Author Quotes

April 30, 2020
Whenever serious and competent people need to get things done in the real world, all considerations of tradition and protocol fly out the window.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#38

Neal Stephenson Whenever serious and competent people need to get things done in the real world, all considerations of tradition and protocol fly out the window.
April 30, 2020
It is commonly the case with technologies that you can get the best insight about how they work by watching them fail.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#37

Neal Stephenson It is commonly the case with technologies that you can get the best insight about how they work by watching them fail.
April 30, 2020
The full cosmos consists of the physical stuff and consciousness. Take away consciousness and it's only dust; add consciousness and you get things, ideas, and time.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#36

Neal Stephenson The full cosmos consists of the physical stuff and consciousness. Take away consciousness and it’s only dust; add consciousness and you get things, ideas, […]
April 30, 2020
They knew many things but had no idea why. And strangely this made them more, rather than less, certain that they were right.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#35

Neal Stephenson They knew many things but had no idea why. And strangely this made them more, rather than less, certain that they were right.
April 30, 2020
The science fiction approach doesn't mean it's always about the future; it's an awareness that this is different.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#34

Neal Stephenson The science fiction approach doesn’t mean it’s always about the future; it’s an awareness that this is different.
April 30, 2020
Technically, of course, he was right. Socially, he was annoying us.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#33

Neal Stephenson Technically, of course, he was right. Socially, he was annoying us.
April 30, 2020
The only thing that can effect a big change in personality is something that physically rewires the brain and/or alters the body's chemical milieu.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#32

Neal Stephenson The only thing that can effect a big change in personality is something that physically rewires the brain and/or alters the body’s chemical milieu.
April 30, 2020
To condense fact from the vapor of nuance.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#31

Neal Stephenson To condense fact from the vapor of nuance.
April 30, 2020
This made him a grad student, and grad students existed not to learn things but to relieve the tenured faculty members of tiresome burdens such as educating people and doing research.

Neal Stephenson Dystopian Author Quotes#30

Neal Stephenson This made him a grad student, and grad students existed not to learn things but to relieve the tenured faculty members of tiresome burdens […]
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