We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but is somewhat beauty and poetry.
Lanier’s critics often label him a pessimist. They are mistaken. What he’s after is a world in which technology extends human capability – where it serves us rather than the other way around.
We experiment with our models…before we wreck the world.
Economics has met the enemy, and it is economics - The Globe and Mail (via deepthinking)