Seth Lloyd Quotes

Nothing in life is certain except death, taxes and the second law of thermodynamics. All three are processes in which useful or accessible forms of some quantity, such as energy or money, are transformed into useless, inaccessible forms of the same quantity. That is not to say that these three processes don't have fringe benefits: taxes pay for roads and schools; the second law of thermodynamics drives cars, computers and metabolism; and death, at the very least, opens up tenured faculty positions.

 
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Citations

Seth Lloyd, Mechanical Engineering Professor, Nature 430, 971, August 26, 2004

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Seth Lloyd
Seth Lloyd
  • Born: August 2, 1960
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Educator

Seth Lloyd is a professor of mechanical engineering and physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He refers to himself as a "quantum mechanic".