"The only hope for developing a new civilization is to accept
responsibility for improving our lives through knowledge, understanding,
and a deeper comprehension of humanity’s relationship to natural
processes of evolution. Our future is determined by effort we put forth
to achieve this transition."
"As we gradually learn to harness the optimal computing capacity of
matter, our intelligence will spread through the universe at (or
exceeding) the speed of light, eventually leading to a sublime, universe
“It is essential that anyone reading this book know at the outset that
the author is apolitical. I was convinced in 1927 that humanity's most
fundamental survival problems could never be solved by politics.”
“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for
survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian
"There is no reason to think that the evolutionary process has stopped.
Man is a transitional animal. He is not the climax of creation."
“Optimism is a strategy for making a better future. Because unless you
believe that the future can be better, you are unlikely to step up and
take responsibility for making it so.”