Eliezer Yudkowsky Quotes

Eliezer Yudkowsky Quotes

There is no justice in the laws of nature, no term for fairness in the equations of motion. The Universe is neither evil, nor good, it simply does not care. The stars don't care, or the Sun, or the sky.

But they don't have to! WE care! There IS light in the world, and it is US!

One of chief pieces of advice I give to aspiring rationalists is "Don't try to be clever." And, "Listen to those quiet, nagging doubts." If you don't know, you don't know what you don't know, you don't know how much you don't know, and you don't know how much you needed to know.

And someday when the descendants of humanity have spread from star to star they won’t tell the children about the history of Ancient Earth until they’re old enough to bear it and when they learn they’ll weep to hear that such a thing as Death had ever once existed

People form close friendships by knowing private things about each other, and the reason most people don't make close friends is because they're too embarrassed to share anything really important about themselves.

By far the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.

I only want power so I can get books.

I've lived the lives of all the characters in all my books, and all their mighty wisdom thunders in my head.

But it is cute. It's such a boy thing to do.

Drop dead.

Aw, you say the most romantic things.

Without thinking about it at all, Harry stepped in front of Hermione.

There was an intake of breath from behind him, and then a moment later Hermione brushed past and stepped in front of him. "Run, Harry!" she said. "Boys shouldn't have to be in danger.

Your strength as a rationalist is your ability to be more confused by fiction than by reality. If you are equally good at explaining any outcome, you have zero knowledge.

Not every change is an improvement but every improvement is a change; you can't do anything BETTER unless you can manage to do it DIFFERENTLY, you've got to let yourself do better than other people!

He wanted to write someone and demand a refund on his dark side which clearly ought to have irresistible magical power but had turned out to be defective.

Many have stood their ground and faced the darkness when it comes for them. Fewer come for the darkness and force it to face them.

Trying and getting hurt can't possibly be worse for you than being... stuck.

The AI does not hate you, nor does it love you, but you are made out of atoms which it can use for something else.

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