Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky
the survival of humanity is at stake if they continue the present course of funding fossil fuels. 
Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky
They're aware they are facing reputational risk and that the public is enraged. 
Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky
That if they do nothing, they can be taken over by the public and nationalists, which can be done. 
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Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky
Naturally, those who benefit from an existing institution do not want to see them changed. 
Noam Chomsky
Noam Chomsky
This isn't a surprise. 
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Elon Musk
Elon Musk
The massive thing that can be done is to make sure your incentive structure is such:
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
That innovation is rewarded, and lack of innovation is punished.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
There's gotta be a carrot and a stick.
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Nassim Taleb
Nassim Taleb
What we're observing is not a riot against experts, but a riot against a certain kind of experts.
Nassim Taleb
Nassim Taleb
I call those IYI, intellectual yet idiots, because of lack of contact with reality.
Nassim Taleb
Nassim Taleb
Anything that, like Academia, doesn't have contact with reality, collapses.
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Elon Musk
Elon Musk
The whole purpose of SpaceX is to help make life multi-planetary.
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Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
The imagination and spiritual strength of Shakespeare's evil doers stopped short at a dozen corpses
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
because they had no ideology.
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
Ideology, that is what gives evil doing its long sought justification and gives the evil doer 
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
the necessary steadfastness and determination, and makes his actions seem good in his / others eyes
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Elon Musk
Elon Musk
It'll be increasingly important for the US to use what I think is its greatest attribute, invention.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
To create space technology that is the best in the world.
Elon Musk
Elon Musk
In fact, if the US does not use breakthrough innovation, it will fall behind.
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Gavin Free
Gavin Free
I just feel no human should ever have seen this,
Gavin Free
Gavin Free
It's like you're looking at the base of the universe!
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Nassim Taleb
Nassim Taleb
Sometimes you read something that's completely BS, it takes more energy to displace BS than truth.
Nassim Taleb
Nassim Taleb
It's the opposite. Truth is a basin of attraction, it has been over history.
Nassim Taleb
Nassim Taleb
So eventually things will revert to the truth.
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Nassim Taleb
Nassim Taleb
People don't realize that what I'm writing in Skin in the Game is an outcry against BS intellectuals
Nassim Taleb
Nassim Taleb
who're actually pseudo left. They want identity politics, it's actually a form of racial segregation
Nassim Taleb
Nassim Taleb
The way they define themselves, it's a white supremacist type of thing.
Nassim Taleb
Nassim Taleb
Everything they do is backwards!
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Nassim Taleb
Nassim Taleb
Don't shoot for equality, shoot for a high bankruptcy rate.
Nassim Taleb
Nassim Taleb
People have the illusion that you want opportunity so people are able to go up.
Nassim Taleb
Nassim Taleb
No! You want people to come down from the top!
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Nassim Taleb
Nassim Taleb
I came from practice to theory, usually people go from theory to practice.
Nassim Taleb
Nassim Taleb
This parallels that people have the illusion that technology comes from science, it's the other way.
Nassim Taleb
Nassim Taleb
They started doing something, didn't know why it worked, and someone claimed credit later on.
Nassim Taleb
Nassim Taleb
What I call "Lecturing birds how to fly."
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Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
If only if it were all so simple, if only there were evil people somewhere committing evil deeds,
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us, and destroy them
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
but the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
and who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart.
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Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
1937 was needed to show how little their ideology was worth.
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
That ideology of which they boasted so enthusiastically
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
turning Russia upside down, destroying its foundations,trampling everything it held sacred underfoot
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
Alexandr Solzhenitsyn
That Russia where they themselves had never been threatened with such retribution.
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Elon Musk
Elon Musk
The solution is both local power generation and utility power generation. It's not one or the other.
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