It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.
Arthur C. Clarke
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
John F. Kennedy
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
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.
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.
Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.
Henry David Thoreau
Men have become the tools of their tools.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
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.
The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.
We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
Bill Gates is a very rich man today... and do you want to know why? The answer is one word: versions.
Telephone, n. An invention of the devil which abrogates some of the advantages of making a disagreeable person keep his distance.
Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.
Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
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.
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