“'Genie' is the root word for 'genius,' and it’s a really interesting idea, because a genie is something that, as Robin William’s said: 'unlimited power! Tiny little living space.' But it’s a really interesting idea, because there’s this unlimited power that’s associated with genius, but it’s constrained. That’s really what the human spirit is like. It has this aspect of the infinite, and it is something that can grant wishes. But it’s also constrained terribly. It’s constrained mortally and physically and all that. But the thing is that both the infinite possibility and the constraint are necessary. That’s what makes up the genie. It has to be both at the same time.”

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