Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Lex Fridman interviews Neil Gershenfeld

Promising start to an interview LOL:

Lex Fridman: You have spent your life working at the boundary between bits and atoms, so the digital and the physical. What have you learned about engineering and about the nature of reality from working at this divide, trying to bridge this divide?

Neil Gershenfeld:
  • I learned why von Neumann and Turing made fundamental mistakes.
  • I learned the secret of life. I learned how to solve many of the world's most important problems, which all sound presumptuous, but all of those are things I learned at that boundary.