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Ian McMeans
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Making real-world things is so rewarding. I need to spring for a non-terrible soldering iron, though!

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Awesome connections between penrose tilings, islamic architecture, and the non-stick properties of frying pans.

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On Hofstadter and the shortsightedness of big-data machine-learning AI: “We constantly underestimate—we did in the ’50s about AI, and we’re still doing it—what is really going on in the human brain.”

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On happiness vs. meaningfulness: 

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On removing player agency to force the player to explore mechanics:
I suspect rogue legacy did a good job of this, even though I haven't played it yet.

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On morality in Democritus' atomism:
"Human acts are governed not by purpose and will but by the movements and interactions of purposeless atoms. What does morality mean in such a universe?"

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