Thursday, March 29, 2012

We must learn to work together.

We must learn to look past "nation" and "religion" and "race."

It is not naivety.

It is not idealism.

It is not utopian.

It is inevitable.

If we are to survive the advancements of our own technology, we must learn to work together.

The scientific community has already done this.

We have demonstrated the astounding benefits of global cooperation.

We have shown that it is not impossible.

So stay optimistic, my friends.

One day we will realize what must be done.

We will learn to work together.

We will be better than we are.

Monday, March 26, 2012

I feel no guilt about living in the relative comforts of the often castigated "white, middle-class America."

My heritage, social status, and financial opportunity are little more than an accident of my birth; I had no say in the matter.

To feel guilty would be misplaced emotion.

What I do feel, however, is a duty to utilize my education in a way that is beneficial to all of us.

With privilege, responsibility.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

I come across as a serious man because I hope to accomplish serious things.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

"There is a discrepancy between the standards by which evolution measured the quality of her work, and the standards that we wish to apply. Even if evolution had managed to build the finest reproduction-and-survival machine imaginable, we may still have reason to change it because what we value is not primarily to be maximally effective inclusive-fitness optimizers."

- Nick Bostrom

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Trayvon Martin

It's not very often that I do this, as I try to avoid being one of those bloggers who will promote any cause as long as enough young people are currently upset about it on the internet.

But this one is something that I found out about earlier today, and I feel very strongly about it.

So I need to ask three small favors of all of you.

Please, read this:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-george-zimmerman-trayvon-martin-20120320,0,1508238.story

Then this:

http://hellobeautiful.com/gossip-news/dyoung/what-you-should-know-about-trayvon-martin-and-how-you-can-help/

And please consider signing this:

http://www.change.org/petitions/prosecute-the-killer-of-our-son-17-year-old-trayvon-martin

Thank you in advance for your time.

- Hayden

Friday, March 16, 2012

I have been having such a terrible time writing lately.

Every time I sit down to my notebook, I just stare at the page, hoping that the words will form.

They never do.

They just bounce around in my head, unorganized and incoherent.

Meaningless.

Useless.

My mind is so dry.

I have so little to say.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I had forgotten what it was like to work on a functional machine.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Let's toast to lost potential; to failure, and to strife.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The first step toward tranquility is realizing that you are entitled to nothing.

Not even the air within your lungs.

So breathe deep.

Inhale, and love as much as you possibly can.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012



Watch this video.

If, by the end, you are still convinced that the development of human enhancement technology is wrong, then you are simply not paying attention.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

"Picture all experts as if they were mammals."

- Christopher Hitchens

Friday, March 2, 2012

I know that it seems like the world can be a terrible place.

But one day we will be better.

One day we will surpass our own limitations.

One day we will realize the foolishness of violence.

But for now we must be patient.

We must be patient, and try not to die.