quote by Michael Bierut

No one loves authenticity like a graphic designer. And no one is quite as good at simulating it.

— Michael Bierut

Grateful Simulated quotations

Instead of trying to produce a programme to simulate the adult mind, why not rather try to produce one which simulates the child's? If this were then subjected to an appropriate course of education one would obtain the adult brain.

Our brain simulates reality. So, our everyday experiences are a form of dreaming, which is to say, they are mental models, simulations, not the things they appear to be.

Learning by doing, peer-to-peer teaching, and computer simulation are all part of the same equation.

Deep down, the US, with its space, its technological refinement, its bluff good conscience, even in those spaces which it opens up for simulation, is the only remaining primitive society.


Lets take flight simulation as an example.

If youre trying to train a pilot, you can simulate almost the whole course. You dont have to get in an airplane until late in the process.

Life, as the most ancient of all metaphors insists, is a journey;

and the travel book, in its deceptive simulation of the journey's fits and starts, rehearses life's own fragmentation. More even than the novel, it embraces the contingency of things.

My biggest hobby is airsoft, which is similar to paintball.

Essentially, it's military simulation, but the guns shoot plastic BBs. My friends and I go out in the woods or the desert and play all day long!

The most used program in computers and education is PowerPoint.

What are you learning about the nature of the medium by knowing how do to a great PowerPoint presentation? Nothing. It certainly doesnt teach you how to think critically about living in a culture of simulation.

Personally I'm hoping to spend the last years of my life plugged into a real life MMORPG simulation that makes me think and feel like I'm 18 again while my 90 year old body lies in a tube somewhere getting fed thru an IV. Be a great way to finish up a life.


The Zebra is striped all over so that the Lion can see him and eat him.

Some people say he is striped so that the Lion can not see him. These people believe that the stripes of the Zebra simulate the bars of sunlight falling through the tall jungle grasses and that therefore the Zebra is invisible and that the earth is flat.

So we can simulate Richter-10 earthquakes.

We simulate 70-foot waves coming into these things. Very cool. We basically say no human should ever be required to do anything, because if you judge by Chernobyl and Fukushima, the human element is not on your side.

In this day and age, when you can use a machine or computer to simulate or emulate what people can do together, it still can't replace the magic of four people in a room playing.

The goal is not to simulate reality right now by going crazy.

The goal is to prepare for reality by going slowly

You've always lived a life of pretense, not a real life-- a simulated existence, not a genuine existence. Everything about you, everything you are, has always been pretense, never genuine, never real.


What the gears cannot do the computer might.

The computer is the Proteus of machines. Its essence is its universality, its power to simulate

All laws are simulations of reality.

Are you living in a computer simulation?

There is something irreversible about acquiring knowledge;

and the simulation of the search for it differs in a most profound way from the reality.

Would it be possible to stand still on one spot more majestically -- while simulating a triumphant march forward -- than it is done by the two English Houses of Parliament?


Maybe the only significant difference between a really smart simulation and a human being was the noise they made when you punched them.

Epcot Center also features pavilions built by various foreign nations, where you can experience an extremely realistic simulation of what life in these nations would be like if they consisted almost entirely of restaurants and souvenir stores.

Play is a subset of voluntary behaviour involving a selective mechanism which reverses the usual contingencies of power so as to permit the subject a controllable and dialectical simulation of the moderately unmastered arousals and regulations of everyday life, in a way that is alternatively vivifying and euphoric.

There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists, or simulate it where it does not.

Military simulation is an important way of training people for an emergency


The biggest challenge has been simulating a tornado with wind machines and dirt and debris. Right when you walk on the set, you feel the energy of a tornado. But the hardest thing is trying to get dialogue out in all of that.

You've done it in the simulator so many times, you don't have a real sense of being excited when the flight is going on. You're excited before, but as soon as the liftoff occurs, you are busy doing what you have to do.

Once we came to accept the photographic image as reality, the way to its future simulation was open.

By the age of 18, the average child has witnessed 200,000 acts of violence, including 18,000 simulated murders, on television. It is not always easy to provide clear, consistent structure for children, but providing it often helps keep children safe and helps them grow to be responsible adults.

Writings survive the years; it is by writings that you know Agamemnon, and those who fought for or against him. [Lat., Scripta ferunt annos; scriptis Agamemnona nosti, Et quisquis contra vel simul arma tulit.]


It is not true that men prefer foolish women.

Rather they prefer women who can simulate foolishness whenever necessary, which is the very core of intelligence.

Mental simulation is not as good as actually doing something.

But it's the next best thing. And the right kind of a story is a simulation.

We have nightmares because our brain is running simulations to put us in jeopardy to see what we'll do or to acclimatize us to that idea that something bad could happen. It's just how human beings are wired because the entire time we were evolving we had to jump quick or the leopard would get us or whatever it was. It's Darwinian.

We simulated the predator with livestock and the perennial grassland returned.

Just put the whole back, and there it was. You'll find the scientific method never discovers anything. Observant, creative people make discoveries. But the scientific method protects us from cranks like me.

We know from biology that new forms of organisms simulate their primitive form as closely as possible at first, even though obliged to exist under changed internal and external conditions.