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    The surviving intelligent life form on Earth is not going to be carbon-based; it's going to be silicon-based.
    — Paul MacCready
    tags: earth 
     
    I'm more interested in a world that works than what sells.
    — Paul MacCready
    tags: work  world  sell 
     
    We humans are basically content with a two-dimensional world, which is what we-ve always occupied. We travel mostly on the ground, have traffic jams, parking problems , and we-d do a lot better to look up a little bit because there is that great aerial highway that-s always ready to go, you Don't have to pave it and the benefits are very great.
    — Paul MacCready
    tags: travel  world  problem 
     
    Your grandchildren will likely find it incredible - or even sinful - that you burned up a gallon of gasoline to fetch a pack of cigarettes!
    — Paul MacCready
    We're short on wisdom; we're high on technology. Where's it going to lead?
    — Paul MacCready
    tags: technology 
     
    The only dumb question is the question you don't ask.
    — Paul MacCready
    tags: questions 
     
    The problem is we don't understand the problem.
    — Paul MacCready
    tags: problem 
     
    Anyone who's not interested in model airplanes must have a screw loose somewhere.
    — Paul MacCready
    The only big ideas I've ever had came from daydreaming, but modern life keeps people from daydreaming. Every moment of the day your mind is being occupied, controlled by someone else - at school, at work, watching television. Getting away from all that is really important. You need to just kick back in a chair and let your mind daydream.
    — Paul MacCready
    tags: people  work  moment  school  mind  ideas 
     
    Suddenly, we humans - a recently arrived species, no longer subject to the checks and balances inherent in nature - have grown in population, technology and intelligence to a position of terrible power.
    — Paul MacCready
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