Its called radiation hormesis!he has scant interest in the specifics of the apps that many YC companies produce; what intrigues him is their potential effect on the world. To determine that, hell upload all he needs to know about, say, urban planning or nuclear fusion. Patrick Collison, the C.E.O. of the electronic-payments company Stripe, likened Altmans brain to the claw machine on a carnival midway: It roams around but has the ability to plunge very deep when necessary. A blogger recently asked Altman, How has having Aspergers helped and hurt you? Altman told me, I was, like, Fuck you, I dont

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