Re: WAS: Re: Economic (ignorance) Nativism and me

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Mon Mar 26 2001 - 01:48:00 MST

On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:

> (Skeptics are cordially reminded that I once thought I'd grow up to be a
> physicist; I moved away as it became clear that cognitive science was more
> powerful. I am not puffing up a field I happened to land in; I decided in
> advance which field was most important and went there.)

Very good for you. Now go get thine ass in gear, and join your university
of choice. Start doing stuff instead of talking about doing stuff. It's
fun, but the longer you wait, the harder it gets. Plan to start cranking
out results by the time you're 25. This means you have to enter the
academia by the time you're 19, 20 tops, and don't waste these 5 years.
Don't expect to last much beyond 35 in terms of productive output, unless
you're an exceptional, hard-working bastard.

Been there, done that, got the T-shirt. It's too late for me, but it's not
to late for you. So, quit goofing off (I know you do, since you keep
posting). Start working.

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