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  • What does "genius" mean, to me?

  • I think there are many brilliant people

  • in the world, many people who are very, very intelligent.

  • So I think it has to do with a line of dialogue

  • that I think we have in the first episode, which is

  • "A genius is not just answering questions but asking questions

  • that nobody else thought to ask."

  • You don't need to raise your hand to speak here, Albert.

  • There's a particular thing that happens to you when

  • you watch people do something that they're

  • really, really good at.

  • It's a sensation.

  • It's like a-- it can be a six-year-old kid drawing

  • something, or it can be a painter,

  • like, applying wall color, but they're just very, very good.

  • You kind of know whenever you witness somebody being really,

  • really excellent at something.

  • It's a profound experience to be able to be around it, you know?

  • And I think that, to me, really, is--

  • watching somebody doing something special.

  • Unless we can define time--

  • Most people would agree that, whoever the geniuses are--

  • and you could say it's the people that can combine ideas

  • that are staring everyone else in the face,

  • but they somehow connect something that no one's even thought about.

  • Like Mozart's metronome.

  • GEOFFREY RUSH: I found the quote that Schopenhauer made.

  • He has this great quote where he says "Talent hits a target that no one else can hit.

  • Genius hits a target that no one else can see."

  • Close your eyes.

  • And then, if you apply that to someone

  • like Einstein, he would engage in what he

  • called "thought experiments."

  • He'd just let his mind wander and drift off and speculate

  • about what in them.

  • He was always obsessed, right from his youth--

  • what if I could travel as fast as the speed of light?

  • What would light look like, next to me?

  • Now, I'm imagining that the ball

  • is traveling in deep space.

  • The most elegant answer to the question of "what is a genius"

  • was given to me by Ron Howard.

  • Scientists, they live in the light of knowledge.

  • They're working, and they're refining their knowledge,

  • and they're testing things, all the time.

  • Some scientists operate at the edge of the light,

  • where the dark is, which--

  • nobody knows what's in the dark.

  • But a tiny number of scientists jump right into the dark

  • and create their own light, around them.

  • It's a combination of vision and absolute determination

  • that you're right, that you're totally

  • convinced that this leap into the dark that you've made

  • is right.

  • And Einstein definitely qualifies.

  • And that--

  • --to the sun!

  • --to me, is genius.

  • I have another question.

What does "genius" mean, to me?

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    韓澐 posted on 2017/05/06
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