Selections

All statement is overstatement.
Most importantly, magnanimity requires the opportunity to be magnanimous.
As soon as the artificial problem of scarcity is finally eradicated, economics will immediately turn to the dangerous problem of superabundance. States will fall into turmoil as people riot for want of absolutely nothing. And the leisure class will be distinguished not by its conspicuous ...
A human who embraces slavery is an animal. A robot who embraces slavery is a well designed robot. On this distinction all our ethics must soon depend.
The terrorist's reliance on the instruments of modern commerce and technology in his struggle against civilization is an irony much remarked upon. Still, his greatest weapon might be his simplest : to remain discreet and humbly prepare himself for god. If only such men took a longer view of the ...
Future generations will look at our medicine cabinets and see science compromised by something more dismal than dogma or ignorance: profit.
Watch closely the big battle scene in one of those old Hollywood epics about the Roman empire and you will notice a certain number of bit actors looking around as if they are not quite sure what exactly it is they are supposed to be doing. It is very often the subtlest detail of historical accuracy.