Robin Sloan

This stuff is so mind-bending and—well that's not actually true. My mind can't bend this way; it's more like I am considering the possibility that other minds might, and THAT's what's impressive. Anyway it's also very well-conveyed in Quanta Magazine. Talk about an organization that's Doing the Dang Thing.

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I'm sure I'm projecting here, but I'm a bit overwhelmed imagining the potential melancholy of someone like Susskind who, at 78 years old, is still pushing a field forward, but can be certain now that there are deep new kinds of understanding—some surely derived from his own contributions!—that he's going to miss. 💀


@robin “ and I are old;
Old age hath yet his honour and his toil;
Death closes all: but something ere the end,
Some work of noble note, may yet be done,
Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.”


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