Minds

November 4, 2014 at 1:27 pm (Quotes) (, )

“… complex minds can’t develop on their own.  If they could, feral children would be like any other.  And minds don’t grow the way weeds do, flourishing under indifferent attention; otherwise all children in orphanages would thrive.  For a mind to even approach its full potential, it needs cultivation by other minds.”

–Ted Chiang, The Lifecycle of Software Objects

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