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" All of us have to work toward a definite future... that can motivate and inspire people to change the world. "
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" An entrepreneur must deal with more uncertainty than a professional with a well-defined role. "
" Anti-aging is an extremely under-explored field. "
" College gives people learning and also takes away future opportunities by loading the next generation down with debt. "
" Creating value isn't enough - you also need to capture some of the value you create. "
" Education is a bubble in a classic sense. To call something a bubble, it must be overpriced, and there must be an intense belief in it. "
" Every one of today's smartphones has thousands of times more processing power than the computers that guided astronauts to the moon. "
" Every time you write an email, it is in the public domain. There are all these ways where security is not as good as people believe. "
" Great things happen only once. "
" How to teach people to do what hasn't been done is a great riddle. "
" I believe that people are too complacent about technology. "
" In Silicon Valley, I point out that many of the more successful entrepreneurs seem to be suffering from a mild form of Asperger's where it's like you're missing the imitation, socialization gene. "
" I think competition can make people stronger at whatever it is they're competing on. If we're competing in some athletic event for competitive swimmers, really intensely competing, it's likely that both of us will become better, but it's also quite possible we'll lose sight of what's truly valuable. "
" It's good to test yourself and develop your talents and ambitions as fully as you can and achieve greater success; but I think success is the feeling you get from a job well done, and the key thing is to do the work. "
" Men and machines are good at different things. People form plans and make decisions in complicated situations. We are less good at making sense of enormous amounts of data. Computers are exactly the opposite: they excel at efficient data processing but struggle to make basic judgments that would be simple for any human. "
" My hope is that we're going to end up with a far more tolerant society, where the erosion of privacy, to the extent it erodes, will be offset by increased tolerance. "
" People are spending way too much time thinking about climate change, way too little thinking about AI. "
" People don't want to believe that technology is broken. Pharmaceuticals, robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology - all these areas where the progress has been a lot more limited than people think. And the question is why. "
" Seventy percent of the planet is covered with water, and there's so much we can be doing with oceans, and it was one of the frontiers that people have more or less abandoned. "
" Technology just means information technology. "
" The best start-ups might be considered slightly less extreme kinds of cults. The biggest difference is that cults tend to be fanatically wrong about something important. People at a successful start-up are fanatically right about something those outside it have missed. "
" The core problem in our society is political correctness. "
" The future is limitless. "
" The next Bill Gates will not start an operating system. The next Larry Page won't start a search engine. The next Mark Zuckerberg won't start a social network company. If you are copying these people, you are not learning from them. "
" There's no single right place to be an entrepreneur, but certainly there's something about Silicon Valley. "
" We protect monopolies with copyright. "
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