César Hidalgo Quotes

Who is César Hidalgo?

César A. Hidalgo is a Chilean physicist, author, and entrepreneur. Hidalgo is known for his book 'Why Information Grows'.

Born December 22, 1979

Books by César Hidalgo


Best 9 Quotes by César Hidalgo

“In the U.S. there are two types of hipsters: those who know how to program and those who serve coffee.”

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“Technologies that change society are technologies that change interactions between people.”

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"Why Information Grows" Quotes

“Humans, and some machines, have the ability to interpret messages and infuse them with meaning. But what travels through the wires or electromagnetic waves is not that meaning. It is simpler. It is just information.”

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Why Information Grows

“Life is a consequence of the ability of matter to compute.”

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Why Information Grows

“No computer has ever been designed that is ever aware of what it’s doing; but most of the time, we aren’t either.”

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Why Information Grows

“Products augment us, and this is a great reason why we want them.”

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Why Information Grows

“Schooling is certainly not a great proxy for knowhow and knowledge, since it is by definition a measure of the time spent in an establishment, not of the knowledge embodied in a person’s brain.”

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Why Information Grows

“The allocation of the best jobs, just like that of the best apartments, tends to piggyback social networks.”

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Why Information Grows

“The universe is made of energy, matter, and information, but information is what makes the universe interesting.”

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Why Information Grows