“In addition to living forever, ‘uploaded’ beings would be able to ‘travel at the speed of light as an information pattern,’ download themselves into robots for the occasional stroll through the real world, think faster when running on advanced operating systems, and cut their food budget down to zero”—FUTURE HUMANS: Four Ways We May, or May Not, Evolve.
“Creative work is often driven by pain. It may be that if you don’t have something in the back of your head driving you nuts, you may not do anything. It’s not a good arrangement. If I were God, I wouldn’t have done it that way.”—Cormac McCarthy on creativity.
“I’m not very good at talking about this stuff. It’s mostly set in New Orleans around 1980. It has to do with a brother and sister. When the book opens she’s already committed suicide, and it’s about how he deals with it. She’s an interesting girl.”—Cormac McCarthy describing his new novel from a WSJ Interview.
“If you think about some of the things that are being talked about by thoughtful, intelligent scientists, you realize that in 100 years the human race won’t even be recognizable. We may indeed be part machine and we may have computers implanted. It’s more than theoretically possible to implant a chip in the brain that would contain all the information in all the libraries in the world. As people who have talked about this say, it’s just a matter of figuring out the wiring.”—Cormac McCarthy in a WSJ Interview.