” It From Bit “

It from bit.
~ Wheeler ~

 
 
 

I think therefore I am.
~ Descartes ~

 
 
 

Understanding is a kind of ecstasy.
~ Sagan ~

 
 
 

The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.
~ Da Vinci ~

 
 
 

All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered.
~ Galilei ~

 
 
 

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
~ Einstein ~

 
 
 

Simple can be harder than complex, you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.
~ Jobs ~

 
 
 

One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
~ Tesla ~

 
 
 

There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
~ Aristotle ~

 
 
 

You’re only given a little spark of madness – don’t ever lose that.
~ Williams ~

 
 
 

The task is to think what nobody has yet thought, about that which everybody sees.
~ Schrödinger ~

 
 
 

We spend much of our lives seeing without observing.
~ Warhol ~

 
 
 

We do not so much look at things as overlook them.
~ Watts ~

 
 
 

The problem with experts is that they do not know what they do not know.
~ Taleb ~

 
 
 

You can know the name of a bird in all the languages of the world, but when you’re finished, you’ll know absolutely nothing whatsoever about the bird.
~ Feynman ~

 
 
 

What is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs, the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas.
~ Sagan ~

 
 
 

We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
~ Newton ~

 
 
 

Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.
~ Watts ~

 
 
 

The question is just as important as the answer.
~ Rose ~

 
 
 

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.
~ Einstein ~

 
 
 

To change something, build a new model.
~ Fuller ~

 
 
 

The natural history of a new idea.
~ Kelly ~

 
 
 

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
~ Frank ~

 
 
 

You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind.
~ Leary ~

 
 
 

Forgetting used to be a failing, a waste, a sign of senility. Now it takes effort. It may be as important as remembering.
~ Gleick ~

 
 
 

We are shaped by our thoughts.
~ Buddha ~

 
 
 

All religions, arts, and sciences are branches of the same tree.
~ Einstein ~

 
 
 

It is important to view knowledge as sort of a semantic tree.
~ Musk ~

 
 
 

An enabler of information technology.
~ Dyson ~

 
 
 

Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.
~ Feynman ~

 
 
 

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.
~ Muir ~

 
 
 

Nature is pretty good at networks.
~ Negroponte ~

 
 
 

Darwin has interested us in the history of natures technology.
~ Marx ~

 
 
 

Just connect.
~ Berners Lee ~

 
 
 

And then.
~ Moore ~

 
 
 

Software is e/volving the world.
~ Andreessen ~

 
 
 

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
~ Einstein ~

 
 
 

How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress.
~ Bohr ~

 
 
 

The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory but progress.
~ Popper ~

 
 
 

Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.
~ Ghandi ~

 
 
 

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.
~ Curie ~

 
 
 

There is no darkness but ignorance.
~ Shakespeare ~

 
 
 

All we are saying is give peace a chance.
~ Lennon ~

 
 
 

Have a dream.
~ King ~

 
 
 

Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
~ Curie ~

 
 
 

A huge gap exists between what we know is possible and what we have so far been able to finish.
~ Knuth ~

 
 
 

One of the most gratifying results of intellectual evolution is the continuous opening up of new and greater prospects.
~ Tesla ~

 
 
 

It’s not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.
~ Darwin ~

 
 
 

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
~ Watts ~

 
 
 

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
~ Einstein ~

 
 
 

Don’t fight forces, use them.
~ Fuller ~

 
 
 

Our responsibility is to do what we can, learn what we can, improve the solutions, and pass them on.
~ Feynman ~

 
 
 

The powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
~ Whitman ~

 
 
 

While we teach, we learn.
~ Seneca ~

 
 
 

Improving our understanding increases our knowledge and enables us to deliver that knowledge to others.
~ Locke ~

 
 
 

It’s very simple.
~ Glass ~

 
 
 

What it is, is up to us.
~ Rheingold ~

 
 
 

We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.
~ Turing ~

 
 
 

If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
~ Newton ~

 
 
 

We are called to be architects of the future.
~ Fuller ~

 
 
 

There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.
~ McLuhan ~

 
 
 

Our duty is to lay the foundation for those who are to come, and point the way.
~ Tesla ~

 
 
 

She who has a why to live can bear almost any how.
~ Nietzsche ~

 
 
 

Look for what needs to be done. After all, that’s how the universe designs itself.
~ Fuller ~

 
 
 

We are all affecting the world in every moment.
~ Dass ~

 
 
 

The universe is change.
~ Aurelius ~

 
 
 

Be the change you wish to see.
~ Gandhi ~

 
 
 

We are all as much continuous with the physical universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.
~ Watts ~

 
 
 

There is no whole system without an interconnection of its parts and there is no whole system without its environment.
~ Varela ~

 
 
 

We are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us.
~ Tyson ~

 
 
 

The medium is the message.
~ McLuhan ~

 
 
 

The universe originates and exists only by virtue of – consciousness.
~ Planck ~

 
 
 

Consciousness is absolutely fundamental.
~ Schrödinger ~

 
 
 

Fundamental interactions.
~ Lemons ~

 
 
 

The mother of civilizations.
~ Dyson ~

 
 
 

Look at it and see what it’s doing, that’s what counts.
~ Feynman ~

 
 
 

Consciousness gives rise to information and information gives rise to physics.
~ Wheeler ~

 
 
 

History is the story of information becoming aware of itself.
~ Gleick ~

 
 
 

The proof-of-work speaks for itself.
~ Nakamoto ~

 
 
 

Information is the resolution of information.
~ Shannon ~

 
 
 

We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.
~ Tyson ~

 
 
 

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
~ Einstein ~

 
 
 

We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling.
~ Chopra ~

 
 
 

A way for the universe to know itself.
~ Sagan ~

 
 
 

I think therefore I am.
~ Descartes ~

 
 
 

It from bit.
~ Wheeler ~

 
 
 

The wheel has come full circle.
~ Shakespeare ~

 
 
 

You might not be ready for this yet but your kids are gonna love it.
~ McFly ~