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misc:cogsci_quotes [2007/09/09 17:27]
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//I was just following orders!!// //I was just following orders!!//
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"The impact of NBIC... the impact of something we're not even sure what it is yet..." "The impact of NBIC... the impact of something we're not even sure what it is yet..."
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//And these are the world's foremost experts on the topic, mind you.// //And these are the world's foremost experts on the topic, mind you.//
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"Social scientists have an image problem compared to hard scientists... they are looked upon as some kind of glorified public relations people." "Social scientists have an image problem compared to hard scientists... they are looked upon as some kind of glorified public relations people."
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"The social scientists are setting up hedges the researchers then have to jump." "The social scientists are setting up hedges the researchers then have to jump."
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//Mom, can I do it too?// //Mom, can I do it too?//
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"Even if the research is not too strong, Hollywood will make movies out of it!" "Even if the research is not too strong, Hollywood will make movies out of it!"
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//Kind of reassuring. This makes me want to present already!// //Kind of reassuring. This makes me want to present already!//
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"artificial limps" - written on a slide (Judging from the context, he was thinking of lim**b**s.) "artificial limps" - written on a slide (Judging from the context, he was thinking of lim**b**s.)
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"The AI community and the nanotech community both claim that the OTHER is dangerous to humanity!" "The AI community and the nanotech community both claim that the OTHER is dangerous to humanity!"
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//While psi researchers will silently take over Planet Earth.// //While psi researchers will silently take over Planet Earth.//
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(presentation on the representation of emerging technologies in the Italian media) (presentation on the representation of emerging technologies in the Italian media)
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//I don't know what is more funnier, the fact that someone would ask such a question or the fact that his assumptions were essentially right.// //I don't know what is more funnier, the fact that someone would ask such a question or the fact that his assumptions were essentially right.//
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"And the aim of this project is... I've left the aim open, it's characteristic of my thinking!" (shows a slide titled "AIM" which is otherwise completely empty) "And the aim of this project is... I've left the aim open, it's characteristic of my thinking!" (shows a slide titled "AIM" which is otherwise completely empty)
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//I thought only thesis advisors are allowed to do that.// //I thought only thesis advisors are allowed to do that.//
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"In this project, we also have a professor of bio-nanotechnology, and he tells me "we use this 'nano' word when we apply for funding!"" "In this project, we also have a professor of bio-nanotechnology, and he tells me "we use this 'nano' word when we apply for funding!""
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//So it isn't all that different from my field. Maybe I should introduce the 'nano-' prefix into all my research proposals. "And we will have nano-results!"// //So it isn't all that different from my field. Maybe I should introduce the 'nano-' prefix into all my research proposals. "And we will have nano-results!"//
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"When you go to the supermarket, it's an ethical nightmare! *dramatic pause* how was all this stuff //manufactured?!?//" "When you go to the supermarket, it's an ethical nightmare! *dramatic pause* how was all this stuff //manufactured?!?//"
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//The moral of the story: Don't go shopping with a social scientist.// //The moral of the story: Don't go shopping with a social scientist.//
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"we don't have a military-industrial complex, we have a military-industrial-university complex!" "we don't have a military-industrial complex, we have a military-industrial-university complex!"
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//And who funded //your// research?// //And who funded //your// research?//
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And, finally, on the impact of technology on society: And, finally, on the impact of technology on society:
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Some I've even translated for you!! Some I've even translated for you!!
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Mi a fenomenális tudat? Mi a fenomenális tudat?
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"The horribly stupid fish feels that the water is cold... it doesn't know that the water is cold, it doesn't know that it's feeling awful, it's only feeling awful" "The horribly stupid fish feels that the water is cold... it doesn't know that the water is cold, it doesn't know that it's feeling awful, it's only feeling awful"
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"elég intuícióellenes, hogy akkor most a Fővárosi Vízműveknek is van elméje?" "elég intuícióellenes, hogy akkor most a Fővárosi Vízműveknek is van elméje?"
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"One has to acknowledge that it's not a human-chauvinist theory!" "One has to acknowledge that it's not a human-chauvinist theory!"
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"Mire vonatkoznak a mentális állapotok leírásai? Például 'Utálom az egyetemet'." "Mire vonatkoznak a mentális állapotok leírásai? Például 'Utálom az egyetemet'."
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"What are descriptions of mental states about? For example, 'I hate university'." "What are descriptions of mental states about? For example, 'I hate university'."
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"Hilary Putnam *hatásszünet* aki egy férfi!" "Hilary Putnam *hatásszünet* aki egy férfi!"
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"Hilary Putnam *dramatic pause* who's a guy!" "Hilary Putnam *dramatic pause* who's a guy!"
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"Az elme naturalizálásának eddigi legsikeresebb kísérlete a kognitivizmus, ezzel fogjuk folytatni következő órán, de most elmegyek a gyerekért." "Az elme naturalizálásának eddigi legsikeresebb kísérlete a kognitivizmus, ezzel fogjuk folytatni következő órán, de most elmegyek a gyerekért."
"Cognitivism is the most successful attempt this far at naturalizing the mind, and we'll continue with this next time, but now I have to pick up the child." [ie. from kindergarten] "Cognitivism is the most successful attempt this far at naturalizing the mind, and we'll continue with this next time, but now I have to pick up the child." [ie. from kindergarten]
 
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