I discovered this lecture via James Clear’s site.
Richard Hamming was a mathematician, an alumni both of the Manhattan Project and of Bell Labs in its heyday, and Turing Prize winner. This is as much as to say, he was a smart guy and got stuff done.
This lecture is packed with interesting stuff about the necessity of learning and how to learn, about leading a life of purpose, and about the transformation and accelleration of science (and its inevitable slowdown).
More in future posts, but for now, here’s the main deal. Recommended.