"Eventually, I believe, current attempts to understand the mind by analogy with man-made computers that can perform superbly some of the same external tasks as conscious beings will be recognized as a gigantic waste of time."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."Thomas Nagel on Emo Philips
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."Thomas Nagel on Joseph Campbell
"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."Thomas Nagel on Stephen Hawking
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."Thomas Nagel on Pablo Picasso
"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."Thomas Nagel on Bill Gates