Technology

Technology Quotes

“If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don’t understand the problems and you don’t understand the technology.” Bruce Schneier

“We’re changing the world with technology.” Bill Gates


“I think the biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning.” Steve Jobs


“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” Carl Sagan


“While we’re all very dependent on technology, it doesn’t always work.” Bill Gates


“It’s not information overload. It’s filter failure.” Clay Shirky


“Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare.” Patrick Lencioni


“Technology alone is not enough.” Steve Jobs


“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.” Louis Pasteur


“You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology. You can’t start with the technology and try to figure out where you’re going to sell it.” Steve Jobs


“We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.” Douglas Adams


“Investing in tomorrow’s technology today is more critical than ever…” Bill Gates


“Don’t become a slave to technology – manage your phone, don’t let it manage you.” Richard Branson


“Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.” — Rick Cook


“Even in such technical lines as engineering, about 15% of one’s financial success is due one’s technical knowledge and about 85% is due to skill in human engineering, to personality and the ability to lead people.” — Dale Carnegie


“There is a difference between what technology enables and what historical business practices enable.” — Bill Gates


“You on the cutting edge of technology have already made yesterday’s impossibilities the commonplace realities of today.” — Ronald Reagan


“The earth, the sea and air are the concern of every nation. And science, technology, and education can be the ally of every nation.” — John F. Kennedy


“As a young citizen of India, armed with technology and love for my nation, I realize, a small aim is a crime.” Abdul Kalam


“People will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.” Aldous Huxley


“Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end.” Henry David Thoreau


“My view is that if your philosophy is not unsettled daily then you are blind to all the universe has to offer.” Neil deGrasse Tyson


“But there’s still so much you can do with technology to improve the customer experience. And that’s the sense in which I believe it’s still Day One, and that it’s early in the day. If anything, the rate of change is accelerating.” Jeff Bezos


“The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.” B. F. Skinner


“The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.” Bill Gates


“Most of the time spent wrestling with technologies that don’t quite work yet is just not worth it for end users, however much fun it is for nerds.” — Douglas Adams


“Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.” John F. Kennedy


“The greatest achievement of humanity is not its works of art, science, or technology, but the recognition of its own dysfunction.” Eckhart Tolle


“Technology is society made durable.” Bruno Latour


“Tribalism is a social form which can exist at any level of technology. It’s a complete illusion to associate it with low levels of technology. It is probably, in fact, a form of social organization second only to the family in its ability to endure.” Terence McKenna


“The most intractable problem today is not pollution or technology or war; but the lack of belief that the future is very much in the hands of the individual.” Margaret Mead


“Technology is both a tool for helping humans and for destroying them. This is the paradox of our times which we’re compelled to face.” Frank Herbert


“Art is obsolete now. New technologies are taking over.” Jeff Koons


“In technology, we spend so much time experimenting, fine-tuning, getting the absolute cheapest way to do something – so why aren’t we doing that with social policy?” Esther Duflo


“Information technology has been one of the leading drivers of globalization, and it may also become one of its major victims.” Evgeny Morozov


“I want Wipro to be among the top ten IT companies in the world.” Azim Premji


“I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact.” Elon Musk


“The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel.” John Glenn


“Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice.” Anton Chekhov


“Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed


“Talk is cheap. Show me the code.” Linus Torvalds


“A computer is like air conditioning – it becomes useless when you open Windows.” Linus Torvalds


“Bad programmers worry about the code. Good programmers worry about data structures and their relationships.” Linus Torvalds


“Most good programmers do programming not because they expect to get paid or get adulation by the public, but because it is fun to program.” Linus Torvalds


“Don’t hurry your code. Make sure it works well and is well designed. Don’t worry about timing.” Linus Torvalds


“The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book.” Northrop Frye


“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” Thomas Edison


“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” Albert Einstein


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


“Technology is a word that describes something that doesn’t work yet.” Douglas Adams


“All this modern technology just makes people try to do everything at once.” Bill Watterson


“We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.” Douglas Adams


“Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.” R. Buckminster Fuller


“It’s supposed to be automatic, but actually you have to push this button.” John Brunner


“Books may look like nothing more than words on a page, but they are actually an infinitely complex imaginotransference technology that translates odd, inky squiggles into pictures inside your head.” Jasper Fforde


“I think that novels that leave out technology misrepresent life as badly as Victorians misrepresented life by leaving out sex.” Kurt Vonnegut


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


“The human spirit must prevail over technology.” Albert Einstein


“Technology… the knack of so arranging the world that we don’t have to experience it.” Max Frisch


“Technology frightens me to death. It’s designed by engineers to impress other engineers. And they always come with instruction booklets that are written by engineers for other engineers — which is why almost no technology ever works.” John Cleese


“The great myth of our times is that technology is communication.” Libby Larsen


“Technology made large populations possible; large populations now make technology indispensable.” Joseph Wood Krutch


“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.” Pablo Picasso


“TV and the Internet are good because they keep stupid people from spending too much time out in public.” Douglas Coupland


“This is the whole point of technology. It creates an appetite for immortality on the one hand. It threatens universal extinction on the other. Technology is lust removed from nature.” Don DeLillo


“The greatest achievement of humanity is not its works of art, science, or technology, but the recognition of its own dysfunction.” Eckhart Tolle


“First we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII — and we thought it was a typewriter. Then we discovered graphics, and we thought it was a television. With the World


Wide Web, we’ve realized it’s a brochure.” Douglas Adams


“Communications tools don’t get socially interesting until they get technologically boring.” Clay Shirky


“Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic.” Sir Arthur C. Clarke


“Ethics change with technology.” Larry Niven


“So much technology, so little talent.” Vernor Vinge


“Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.” Harold Abelson


“For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.” Alice Kahn


“As a technology, the book is like a hammer. That is to say, it is perfect: a tool ideally suited to its task. Hammers can be tweaked and varied but will never go obsolete. Even when builders pound nails by the thousand with pneumatic nail guns, every household needs a hammer.” James Gleick


“The ultimate promise of technology is to make us master of a world that we command by the push of a button.” Volker Grassmuck


“Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories.” Laurie Anderson


“The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.” Sydney J. Harris


“Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.” Stewart Brand


“Hardware: the parts of a computer that can be kicked.” Jeff Pesis


“The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.” B.F. Skinner


“Technology presumes there’s just one right way to do things and there never is.” Robert M. Pirsig


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


“If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.” Omar N. Bradley


“Technology has to be invented or adopted.” Jared Diamond


“Technology… is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.” Carrie Snow


“Computers are like bikinis. They save people a lot of guesswork.” Sam Ewing


“The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art.” John Lasseter


“All of our technology is completely unnecessary to a happy life.” Tom Hodgkinson


“Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.” Christian Lous Lange

“Technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were born.” Alan Kay


“Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response.” Arthur M. Schlesinger


“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.” Steve Jobs


“This is why I loved technology: if you used it right, it could give you power and privacy.” Cory Doctorow


“Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don’t abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book.” Patti Smith


“Even the technology that promises to unite us, divides us. Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone.” Dan Brown


“Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we do not experience it.” Rollo May


“Humans are the reproductive organs of technology.” Kevin Kelly


“The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect.” Esther Dyson


“It seems to me, Golan, that the advance of civilization is nothing but an exercise in the limiting of privacy.” Isaac Asimov


“We are losing our common vocabulary, built over thousands of years to help and delight and instruct us, for the sake of what we take to be the new technology’s virtues.” Alberto Manguel


“We’ve arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster.” Carl Sagan


“Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.” Alan W. Watts


“By far the greatest danger of Artificial Intelligence is that people conclude too early that they understand it.” Eliezer Yudkowsky


“What a computer is to me is the most remarkable tool that we have ever come up with. It’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.” Steve Jobs


“The AI does not hate you, nor does it love you, but you are made out of atoms which it can use for something else.” Eliezer Yudkowsky

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