Tag Archives: Quotes

Career Advice

Control Engineering magazine just published a survey where respondents offered career advice. I extracted some that I thought was the most valuable. You can read entire report in the magazine. I love this quote: Set goals, work to accomplish goals, and don’t worry about anything. Here’s my advice: Dare mighty things! Refuse to do work […]

What the Moon has taught us

If something works, it’s obsolete ‒ 2010: Space Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke The reason for the huge successful NASA perhaps to this day is Jim Webb. He was at NASA only for six or seven years and he shaped it. When he became the first NASA administrator, James Webb collected all NASA managers and said: […]

Confucian ethics for Engineers

A very interesting overview of Confucian philosophy and its application for engineers. You can read the paper using one of the following links. Engineers’ Moral Responsibility: A Confucian Perspective by Shan Jing, Neelke Doorn Science and Engineering Ethics – Springer Nature The mechanic, who wishes to do his work well, must first sharpen his tools […]

There is energy and there are magnetic fields! And there is nothing else!

Two quotes from Yulian Semyonov ‘No password needed’ novel You touch me with your finger and you feel me, but what do you feel me with and what do you feel? Skin on the finger with which you touch me is made from atoms, but an atom is made from a core around which in […]

Designing the future

There’s so much wisdom in this short interview with Bill Buxton! Extracted key quotes below. Technology is not good, it’s not bad, but nor is it neutral. ‒ Melvin Kranzberg The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. ‒ Marcel Proust Where is the life we’ve lost […]

Limits of the Efficiently Computable

Two interesting and related talks, one on the physical limitations of computational power and the other on cryptography and computational puzzles presented to us by Nature herself. Quantum Computing and the Limits of the Efficiently Computable Breaking Codes and Finding Patterns Quantum Computing and the Limits of the Efficiently Computable Talk by Scott Aaronson, 2011 […]

Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy

The following are the notes I took from reading the book by David A. Mindell ‘Our Robots, Ourselves, Robotics and the Myths of Autonomy’. This is a must-read book for every roboticist. Ideas and wisdom in the book are especially important for the engineers working on autonomous or self-driving cars. Are they solving the right […]

Mind and Language

We’re beginning to understand something about the puppet and the strings but we have no idea whatsoever about the puppeteer what makes it happen. Talk by Chomsky Transcript: Noam Chomsky on the hard questions of mind and language We’re very strange species in many ways and the language capacity seems to be at the root […]

Artificial General Intelligence: Why Aren’t We There Yet?

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Artificial General Intelligence: Why Aren’t We There Yet? Machine Learning and AI for the Sciences – Towards Understanding Deep Learning in Speech Recognition Face Value: The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions Brain waves reflect different types of learning Brain scans reveal why rewards and […]

Genius of the Modern World

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Genius of the Modern World Letters from Einstein Your Guide to Understanding How CRISPR Works Will Batteries Power the World? Project Apollo Guidance and Navigation ~ 1966 NASA Apollo Digest Knowing that you do not know is the best. Not knowing that you do […]