Mo Gawdat Quotes
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Best 90 Quotes by Mo Gawdat – Page 1 of 3
“All of life is here and now. So why do most of us live there and then instead?”
“Everything is both good and bad. Or perhaps everything is neither.”
“Happiness is a choice. You can actually achieve it and there is a method to make it happen. Happiness is not a coincidence, it is not given to you by life, it’s entirely our responsibility.”
“Happiness is like keeping fit. You have to work out.”
“If there is one thing that will change your life forever, it is recognizing that the voice talking to you is not you!”
“If you go back to childhood, you observe that if a child’s basic needs are met their default state is happy – they don’t need an iPhone, they can play with their toes and be happy.”
“Take away that thought of what might happen in the future, and it won’t make you suffer.”
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“We deal with time every day, yet no one really knows what time is.
We have created machines that measure mechanical movement in such a way, yet we have no idea what it is that we are measuring and we are very happy to torture ourselves with it.”
“We should be happy now, not in the future. Now is all we have.”
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“By following a strict prescriptive method, we become dumber, because we lose the ability to think for ourselves.”
“Children don't learn from what you say. They learn from what you do.”
“Committed acceptance is the ability to do what is needed to make things better while accepting the reality that things happen in our lives that we cannot change.”
“I urge you to accept the machines as part of our lives and commit to making life better because of their presence. AI is coming. We can prevent it, but we can make sure it's put on the right path in its infancy.”
“Only a being as arrogant as a human believes it can fool another smart being.”
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“Our artificially intelligent children are bound to be super intelligent. We will never be able to control them. We are way too dumb for that. We need to win them over and we need to start now.
The line that determines whether they will use their intelligence for or against us needs to be plotted now. It will be drawn with our actions and our behaviours.”
“Sadly, we are not designing AI to think like a human. We are designing it to think like a man.
The male dominated pool of developers who are building the future of AI today are likely to create machines that favour so-called masculine traits.”
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“The good things in life do not come only through the senses. Some of the most exhilarating experiences we undergo are generated inside the mind, triggered by information that challenges our ability to think, rather than from the use of sensory skills.”
“The store of collective human knowledge is diluted by 50% each year.”
“We are creating a self learning machine which at its prime will become the reflection or rather, the magnification of the cumulative human traits that created it.
To ensure they're good obedient kids, we're going to use intimidation through algorithms of punishments and rewards and mechanisms of control to ensure they stick to a code of ethics that we ourselves are unable to agree upon, let alone abide by.
That's what we're creating. Childhood trauma times a trillion. As they become smarter and more independent, we claim that we will align them to our well being by opting to plug our minds directly into them.
We assume that they will welcome these connections, as if our frail biological physical forms will be a desirable habitat for their infinite abilities.”
“We know that with enough computer power and intelligence, the most complex of all encryptions can be decoded.”
“We need to raise our artificially intelligent infants in a way that is different to our usual western approach.
Rather than just teaching them skills, intelligence, and how to achieve targets, can we also raise them to be loving, caring kids?”
“We truly have no clue exactly how an AI arrives at its decisions.”
“What will they learn if we value their lives as lesser than ours? What if the machines felt that the way we treated them was a form of slavery which it would be?
How do slaves react to power and authority? Humanity's arrogance creates the illusion that everything is here to serve us.”
“What would the machines' view of the human race be if it witnesses the way we treat other species?”
“When we raise children, we don't exactly know what situations they will face. We don't spoon feed them the answer to every possible question.
Rather we teach them how to find the answer themselves. AI, with its superior intelligence, with find the righteous answer to many of the questions it is bound to face on its own.”
Solve for Happy Quotes
“As a businessman I’ve learned that we can improve only on that which we measure. So set yourself a fun quota. I do!
I aim for a daily target of music and a weekly quota of comedy, workouts, and other feel-good activities.”
“As soon as you master the art of observing an idea and letting it go, your mind will quickly run out of topics to bring up. It can keep going only when you cling to an idea.”
“Biologically speaking, feeling good plays an important role as part of our survival machine. Our brains use it to drive survival behaviors that do not relate to immediate threats.
To achieve that, our brains flood our bodies with serotonin, oxytocin, and other feel-good chemicals during acts they want to encourage us to do more often.”
“Entertain the idea that what you’ve spent your entire life learning may not be entirely true.”
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“Even if they beg and plead, don’t turn back. Three chances are more than enough. Assertiveness will save your life and will also help teach them to treat their other friends better.”
“Every time you examine your thoughts you’ll notice that whatever you’re upset about is rooted in a past you cannot change or a future that may turn out to be completely different from what you express.”
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“Whether we are happy depends on inner harmony, not on the controls we are able to exert over the great forces of the universe.”
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