How to Create a Mind

Both hardware and software are progressing exponentially.  If logical thinking were the essence of intelligence, then computers would already be superior to us.  The area where humans still have an edge is our emotional intelligence.  Emotion is not some sideshow or distraction to intelligence.  Being funny, being sexy, expressing love – those are the cutting edge of human intelligence.

   ~ “Can We Reverse-engineer the Brain”, interview with Ray Kurzweil, by Brian O’Keefe, Fortune Magazine, January 2013

 

Distribution

The future is here.  It’s just not widely distributed yet.

   ~ William Gibson

 

Limitless Growth

We believe then and now there are no limits to growth and human progress when men and women are free to follow there dreams; and we were right.

The Real Bottom Line

Can we really have it both ways? Can we improve the bottom line, and save the planet?

Smarter Cities

The 19th century was a century of empires, the 20th century was a century of nation states.  The 21st century will be a century of cities.