intelligence

A Quote by James Surowiecki on intelligence, wisdom, crowds, and google

This intelligence, or what I'll call "the wisdom of crowds," is at work in the world in many different guises. It's the reason the Internet search engine Google can scan a billion Web pages and find the one page that has the exact piece of information you were looking for. It's the reason it's so hard to make money betting on NFL games, and it helps explain why, for the past fifteen years, a few hundred amateur traders in the middle of Iowa have done a better job of predicting election results than Gallup polls have.

James Surowiecki

Source: The Wisdom of Crowds, Pages: Introduction: XIV

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A Quote by Ray Kurzweil on epochs, universe, singularity, intelligence, and creativity

We currently understand the speed of light as a bounding factor on the transfer of information. Circumventing this limit has to be regarded as highly speculative, but ther are hints that this constraint may be able to be superseded. If there are even subtle deviations, we will ultimately harness this superliminal ability. Whether our civilization infuses the rest of the universe with its creativity and intelligence quickly or slowly depends on its immutability. In any even the "dumb" matter and machanisms of the universe will be transformed into exquisitely sublime forms of intelligence, which will constitute the sixth epoch [The Universe Wakes Up] in the evolution of patterns of information. This is the ultimate destiny of the Singularity and of the universe.

Ray Kurzweil

Source: The Singularity Is Near : When Humans Transcend Biology, Pages: 21

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on effort, intelligence, potential, and strength

Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on children, control, intelligence, and self-control

The intelligent want self-control; children want candy.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on children, grief, intelligence, and life

The rain-weeping and the sun burning twine together to make us grow. Keep your intelligence white-hot and your grief glistening, so your life will stay fresh. Cry easily like a little child.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi Daylight: A Daybook of Spiritual Guidance

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A Quote by Marilyn vos Savant on courage, intelligence, and world

There's plenty of intelligence in the world, but the courage to do things differently is in short supply.

Marilyn vos Savant (1946 -)

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A Quote by Lao Tzu on intelligence, power, strength, and wisdom

Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.

Lao Tzu (c.604 - 531 B.C.)

Source: Tao Te Ching

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A Quote by Daniel Goleman on authors, emotion, gifts, happiness, intelligence, life, practicality, psychology, and seriousness

"At last, psychology gets serious about glee, fun, and happiness. Martin Seligman has given us a gift--a practical map for the perennial quest for a flourishing life."

~ Daniel Goleman, author of "Emotional Intelligence," commenting on "Authentic Happiness" by Martin Seligman

Daniel Goleman

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on intelligence, mediocrity, understanding, prejudice, and thought

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence and fulfills the duty to express the results of his thoughts in clear form.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Wayne Dyer on fashion, intelligence, purpose, and universe

Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you.

Wayne Dyer

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