Brain Illuminated




  • the best way to create value was to invent value-creating machines
  • A software program is like a factory machine for information processes.
  • individual computers had served as brain extensions for individual people, companies, or governments, the Computer Colossus was a brain extension for the entire Human Colossus itself.
  • trying to master the brain is a bit of a catch-22: “If the human brain were so simple that we could understand it, we would be so simple that we couldn’t.”