Nathan Myhrvold Quotes

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Nathan Myhrvold quotes: Technological 'revolutions' don't really overthrow anything - they simply append a new and dynamic market to that which went before. Technological 'revolutions' don't really overthrow anything - they simply append a new and dynamic market to that which went before.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: If you talk about sous-vide, then you have to talk about food safety, and microbiology, and heat. If you talk about sous-vide, then you have to talk about food safety, and microbiology, and heat.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: It's impossible that we're alone in the universe. Every time we think we're more special than others, we're proven wrong. It's impossible that we're alone in the universe. Every time we think we're more special than others, we're proven wrong.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: Software is a gas; it expands to fill its container. Software is a gas; it expands to fill its container.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: If people don't find what you are doing threatening, then it is probably not very important. If people don't find what you are doing threatening, then it is probably not very important.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: Chefs think about what it's like to make food. Being a scientist in the kitchen is about asking why something works, and how it works. Chefs think about what it's like to make food. Being a scientist in the kitchen is about asking why something works, and how it works.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: Life has not been boring for me. Life has not been boring for me.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: The dilemma for early 21st century journalism is this: Who will pay for the news? The dilemma for early 21st century journalism is this: Who will pay for the news?
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: It is better to predict dramatic things that don't happen than boring things that do. It is better to predict dramatic things that don't happen than boring things that do.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: Raw lobster tail, freeze dried, is amazing. Raw lobster tail, freeze dried, is amazing.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: Every serious nuclear accident involves operator error, so you want to eliminate the operator altogether. Every serious nuclear accident involves operator error, so you want to eliminate the operator altogether.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: Don't let the secret recipe die with the inventor. Don't let the secret recipe die with the inventor.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: When we first did 'Modernist Cuisine,' I think most people in cookbook publishing would have said, 'This is insane.' When we first did 'Modernist Cuisine,' I think most people in cookbook publishing would have said, 'This is insane.'
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: Intellectual Ventures is a company that invests in invention. Intellectual Ventures is a company that invests in invention.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: Economists want their discipline to be a science, and they have nailed down a few precepts, but many of their debates are still clouded by ideology. Economists want their discipline to be a science, and they have nailed down a few precepts, but many of their debates are still clouded by ideology.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: An efficient government is dangerous in the hands of the wrong man. Sadly, the right sort of man never seems interested in the job. An efficient government is dangerous in the hands of the wrong man. Sadly, the right sort of man never seems interested in the job.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: Age can be wonderful for red wine, but not for spacecraft. Age can be wonderful for red wine, but not for spacecraft.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: By burning nuclear waste as fuel, we believe we can power the United States cleanly for hundreds of years without ever touching new resources. By burning nuclear waste as fuel, we believe we can power the United States cleanly for hundreds of years without ever touching new resources.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: Software sucks because users demand it to. Software sucks because users demand it to.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: Ultimately, my Ph.D. is in mathematical physics, focusing on quantum field theory and curved space-time, and I worked with Stephen Hawking. Ultimately, my Ph.D. is in mathematical physics, focusing on quantum field theory and curved space-time, and I worked with Stephen Hawking.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: One of the ugly secrets of the renewable-energy industry is that its products make no economic sense unless they are highly subsidized. One of the ugly secrets of the renewable-energy industry is that its products make no economic sense unless they are highly subsidized.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: Crazy ideas sometimes work, and the technological society that we have is built on a foundation of those crazy ideas that work. Crazy ideas sometimes work, and the technological society that we have is built on a foundation of those crazy ideas that work.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: A person's basic humanity is not governed by how he or she came into this world, or whether somebody else happens to have the same DNA. A person's basic humanity is not governed by how he or she came into this world, or whether somebody else happens to have the same DNA.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: We have the only cookbook in the world that has partial differential equations in it. We have the only cookbook in the world that has partial differential equations in it.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: Nuclear energy is a baseload - meaning it's power that you can run any time you want, day or night - and carbon-free. Nuclear energy is a baseload - meaning it's power that you can run any time you want, day or night - and carbon-free.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: We should have more invention. We should have more invention.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: Nobody wants a prediction that the future will be more or less like the present, even if that is, statistically speaking, an excellent prediction. Nobody wants a prediction that the future will be more or less like the present, even if that is, statistically speaking, an excellent prediction.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: For relatively modest amounts of sulfur dioxide injected into the atmosphere, you could easily cool Earth by 1% or more, if you want. For relatively modest amounts of sulfur dioxide injected into the atmosphere, you could easily cool Earth by 1% or more, if you want.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: No CEO ever says, 'Damnit, we need to increase research!' I want to encourage them to do that. No CEO ever says, 'Damnit, we need to increase research!' I want to encourage them to do that.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: I was good at math and science, and I got lots of degrees in lots of things, but in a parallel universe, I probably became a chef. I was good at math and science, and I got lots of degrees in lots of things, but in a parallel universe, I probably became a chef.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: One of the problems with posing a 'bold new plan' is that you can't just extrapolate from previous plans. One of the problems with posing a 'bold new plan' is that you can't just extrapolate from previous plans.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: I never was a popular kid in class. I never was a popular kid in class.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: Sooner or later the space program will need to save us by detecting and deflecting an incoming asteroid. Sooner or later the space program will need to save us by detecting and deflecting an incoming asteroid.
Nathan Myhrvold quotes: The physics of water is central to cooking, because food is mostly water. All steak that you cook is actually boiled on the inside. The physics of water is central to cooking, because food is mostly water. All steak that you cook is actually boiled on the inside.