33 Quotes About Technology

Quotes About Technology

1. It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. – Albert Einstein

2. The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation. – Oscar Wilde

3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. – Arthur C. Clarke

4. The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life. – John F. Kennedy

5. I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours. – John F. Kennedy

6. The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency. – Bill Gates

7. Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. – Bill Gates

8. Men have become the tools of their tools. – Henry David Thoreau

9. One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. – Elbert Hubbard

10. Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. – Gertrude Stein

11. Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. – Aldous Huxley

12. People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware. – Alan Kay

13. All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value. – Carl Sagan

14. The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite. – Thomas Sowell

15. We’ve arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. – Carl Sagan

16. Bill Gates is a very rich man today… and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions. – Dave Barry

17. Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance. – Ambrose Bierce

18. Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant. – Mitchell Kapor

19. Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization. – Ambrose Bierce

20. Soon silence will have passed into legend. Man has turned his back on silence. Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation. – Jean Arp

21. Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose. – Andy Rooney

22. Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing… you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn’t affect two-thirds of the people of the world. – Jimmy Carter

23. The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting. – Dave Barry

24. Do you realize if it weren’t for Edison we’d be watching TV by candlelight? – Al Boliska

25. The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

26. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them. – Alfred North Whitehead

27. Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts. – William Gibson

28. If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger. – Frank Lloyd Wright

29. For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled. – Richard P. Feynman

30. The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it. – John Perry Barlow

31. Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God’s gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences. – Freeman Dyson

32. What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions. – Arnold H. Glasow

33. The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it. – Edward R. Murrow

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