Stewart Brand Quotes

Stewart Brand Quotes: The great problem with the future is that we die there. This is why it is so hard to take the future personally, especially the longer future, because that world is suffused with our absence.
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Stewart Brand Quote: For artists diving into a new technology, it is a triple short-cut to mastery: you get a free ride on the novelty of the medium; there are no previous masters to surpass; and after a few weeks, you are the master. Try that with the violin.
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Quotes about Stewart Brand: Excessively precise economic analysis can lead to assessing everything in terms of its easily measurable melt value - the value that thieves get from stealing copper wiring from isolated houses, that vandals got from tearing down Greek temples for the lead joints holding the marble blocks together, that shortsighted timber companies get from liquidating their forests. The standard to insist on is live value. What is something worth when it's working?
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Quote about Stewart Brand: When the government tries to run innovation, sometimes it does it well and sometimes it doesn't. So setting up a situation where the market runs innovation, which is a cap-and-trade idea, may well have more flexibility.
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Stewart Brand Sayings: Whenever I hear the word
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Stewart Brand Saying: Want to know where the action in a culture is? Watch where new language is turning up and where the lawyers collect, usually in that sequence.
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Sayings about Stewart Brand: Certain knowledge of what to fight for, and what to fight against, gives meaning to life and provides its own version of discipline: never give up. That kind of meaning is illusory, I now believe, and blinkered. Fealty to a mystical absolute is a formula for disaster, especially in transformative times.
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Saying about Stewart Brand: The main problem with solar on the Earth's surface is that it is so intermittent, and we don't have decent storage yet.
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