Adaption Quotes

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You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
Buckminster Fuller

Amy Harmon
“When the ancient Romans would conquer a new place or a new people, they would leave the language and the customs in tact – they would even let the conquered people rule themselves in most cases, appointing a governor to maintain a foothold in the region.” Wilson leaned against the whiteboard as he spoke, his posture relaxed, his hands clasped loosely.“This was part of what made Rome so successful. They didn't try to make everyone Romans in the process of conquering them. When I went to Africa with the Peace Corp, a woman who worked with the Corp said something to me that I have often thought about since. She told me 'Africa is not going to adapt to you. You are going to have to adapt to Africa.' That is true of wherever you go, whether it's school or whether it's in the broader world.”
Amy Harmon, A Different Blue

Daniel James Brown
“To appreciate beauty is to experience humility—to recognize that something larger and more powerful than oneself is at work in the environment. And humility, it turns out, is key to recognizing that in order to survive, you must adapt yourself to the environment, that it won't adapt to your needs.”
Daniel James Brown, The Indifferent Stars Above: The Harrowing Saga of a Donner Party Bride

[The] tremendous and still accelerating development of science and technology has not been accompanied by
“[The] tremendous and still accelerating development of science and technology has not been accompanied by an equal development in social, economic, and political patterns...We are now...only beginning to explore the potentialities which it offers for developments in our culture outside technology, particularly in the social, political and economic fields. It is safe to predict that...such social inventions as modern-type Capitalism, Fascism, and Communism will be regarded as primitive experiments directed toward the adjustment of modern society to modern methods”
Ralph Linton

Joe Reyes
“They are as smart as they are ruthless. That's why they've been around for all five years.”
Joe Reyes, Aftermath

Jaron Lee Knuth
“Jonathon stretched his arms, like he was reading himself for exercise. He leaned back and asked, "Why are you doing this?"
Robin was a bit surprised by the blunt question. "Doing what? Laying here, strapped to this table? I'll be honest, I've asked myself the same question.”
Jaron Lee Knuth, Nottingham

“Every person is the master of his or her own destiny. What we think about alters our character. Our character organizes our personality, and our personality scripts how successfully we interact with other people and respond to a changing environment.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

Jaron Lee Knuth
“Deep within the web of pavement and steel, a young boy and girl scurried past an old man, his outdated mechanical limbs shaking and twitching like an addict without a fix. He scowled at the hoodlums, scratching the hole in his face where his nose used to be, sold long ago as a cheap replacement part for someone slightly richer than he was.”
Jaron Lee Knuth, Nottingham

“Pull approaches differ significantly from push approaches in terms of how they organize and manage resources. Push approaches are typified by "programs" - tightly scripted specifications of activities designed to be invoked by known parties in pre-determined contexts. Of course, we don't mean that all push approaches are software programs - we are using this as a broader metaphor to describe one way of organizing activities and resources. Think of thick process manuals in most enterprises or standardized curricula in most primary and secondary educational institutions, not to mention the programming of network television, and you will see that institutions heavily rely on programs of many types to deliver resources in pre-determined contexts.

Pull approaches, in contrast, tend to be implemented on "platforms" designed to flexibly accommodate diverse providers and consumers of resources. These platforms are much more open-ended and designed to evolve based on the learning and changing needs of the participants. Once again, we do not mean to use platforms in the literal sense of a tangible foundation, but in a broader, metaphorical sense to describe frameworks for orchestrating a set of resources that can be configured quickly and easily to serve a broad range of needs. Think of Expedia's travel service or the emergency ward of a hospital and you will see the contrast with the hard-wired push programs.”
John Hagel III

Steven Pinker
“Human vice is proof that biological adaption is, speaking literally, a thing of the past. Our minds are adapted to the small foraging bands in which our family spent ninety-nine percent of its existence, not the topsy-turvy contingencies we have created since the agricultural and industrial revolutions.
People do not divine what is adaptive for them or their genes; their genes give them thoughts and feelings that were adaptive in the environment in which the genes were selected.”
Steven Pinker, How the Mind Works

C.A.A. Savastano
“Those who believe they cannot be defeated, lack imagination.”
C.A.A. Savastano

Vladimir Nabokov
“Natural selection,” in the Darwinian sense, could not explain the miraculous coincidence of imitative aspect and imitative behavior, nor could one appeal to the theory of “the struggle for life” when a protective device was carried to a point of mimetic subtlety, exuberance, and luxury far in excess of a predator’s power of appreciation. I discovered in nature the nonutilitarian delights that I sought in art. Both were a form of magic, both were a game of intricate enchantment and deception.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Speak, Memory

“With the strength of will, you can adapt to any situation.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

C.A.A. Savastano
“Predictability is a weakness.”
C.A.A. Savastano

Sukant Ratnakar
“Change is an integral part of the evolution process. If evolution can't be paused, how can we stop the change from happening?”
Sukant Ratnakar, Quantraz

Sukant Ratnakar
“Confession of a bankrupt company CEO - "I saw the change coming, and then I ignored it.”
Sukant Ratnakar, Quantraz

“Room temperature for one, may not be room temperature for another. It's easier to stay warm, when we are cold, as camouflage for other senses.


Sukant Ratnakar
“Technology obsolescence is independent of technology adaptation. Even if we adapt to technology, it will still go obsolete.”
Sukant Ratnakar, Quantraz

Sukant Ratnakar
“It is difficult to make someone who is unaware of scientific developments understand the wonders of technology just as it is difficult to make a spiritually illiterate person understand the world of cosmic powers.”
Sukant Ratnakar, Quantraz