Technology Quotes

Humberto Contreras

What will we be doing, when everything that can be done, can be done better by robots?

Jess C. Scott

V-Day…if you need this one day in a year to show everyone else you truly care
V-Day…if you need this one day in a year to show everyone else you truly care for “your loved one” I think it’s quite stupid. I hate this commercialism. It’s all artificial, and has nothing to do with real love.

Jess C. Scott

My head’ll explode if I continue with this escapism.

Jess C. Scott

Maybe you could be mine / or maybe we’ll be entwined / aimless in this sexless foreplay.

Jess C. Scott

I was flipping channels, watching this cheerleading program on MTV. They took a field hockey girl and “transformed” her into a cheerleader by the end of the show. I was just wondering: what if she liked field hockey better?

Roman Payne

When I touched her body,
I believed she was God.
In the curves of her form
I found the birth of Man,
the creation of the world,
and the origin of all life.

Roman Payne

Apollinaire said a poet should be 'of his time.' I say objects of the Digital Age belong in newspapers, not literature. When I read a novel, I don’t want credit cards; I want cash in ducats and gold doubloons.

Henry Mosquera

Some things are just like riding a bicycle; you jump on, pedal, and hope you don’t fall.

Colson Whitehead

I can't blame modern technology for my predilection for distraction, not after all the hours I've spent watching lost balloons disappear into the clouds. I did it before the Internet, and I'll do it after the apocalypse, assuming we still have helium and weak-gripped children.

R. Buckminster Fuller

You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

Jefferson Smith

How do you explain plastic to a medieval forest bard?

Peter Thiel

No one can predict the future exactly, but we know two things: It’s going to be different, and it must be rooted in today’s world.

Sara Sheridan

In crime books it's possible to chart forensic technology by how well it has to be explained to a reader. In mid-Victorian crime novels fingerprinting has to be explained because it's new. Nowadays it's part of our world and we can simply assume that knowledge if we write about it.

Michael Bassey Johnson

The world is changing rapidly, and everyone changes along with the world. Discoveries is now becoming rampant; intellectually, technologically,etc, each having its advantage and disadvantage.

Gary Shteyngart

The novel was set in an unspecified near future, because setting a novel in the present in a time of unprecedented technological and social dislocation seemed to me shortsighted.... To write a book set in the present, circa 2013, is to write about the distant past.

O.J. Rendchen

Man has created technology. Technology has created man; what we are today. Electricity is our way of life. Without it many would perish.

Alberto Manguel

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.

Carl Honoré

Technology enables us to work every minute of every day from any place on the planet.

Wendell Berry

My wish simply is to live my life as fully as I can. In both our work and our leisure, I think, we should be so employed. And in our time this means that we must save ourselves from the products that we are asked to buy in order, ultimately, to replace ourselves.

Magdalena Ciocan

Technology is grey. More technology, less colors. We're building a world with colors only in poems.

David Sedaris

At the end of a miserable day, instead of grieving my virtual nothing, I can always look at my loaded wastepaper basket and tell myself that if I failed, at least I took a few trees down with me.

Douglas Adams

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

Harry M. Collins

To say that the first casualty of war is truth is to miss the rather more important point that a principal weapon of war is lies.

Toba Beta

It wasn't science and technology that cause a slow progress,
but collective knowledge of the society and market demands.

Toba Beta

Analogy of scientist who try to reach the higher speed:
A child ant is tired after the long walk in a body of a jet.
It tries to find a method of traveling faster than walking.

Arthur C. Clarke

Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all.

Rasheed Ogunlaru

Despite all our amazing ability, ingenuity, technology and industry humans are the one species who have not mastered the art of simplicity.

Erwin Schrödinger

I consider it extremely doubtful whether the happiness of the human race has been enhanced by the technical and industrial developments that followed in the wake of rapidly progressing natural science.

Steve Wozniak

All of a sudden, we’ve lost a lot of control,’ he said. ‘We can’t turn off our internet; we can’t turn off our smartphones; we can’t turn off our computers. You used to ask a smart person a question. Now, who do you ask? It starts with g-o, and it’s not God…

Robert A. Heinlein

If God meant for people to fly, He would have given them brains.

Carl Sagan

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.

Toba Beta

Size does matter.
Nano even better.

George Friedman

The computer focuses ruthlessly on things that can be represented in numbers. In so doing, it seduces people into thinking that other aspects of knowledge are either unreal or unimportant. The computer treats reason as an instrument for achieving things, not for contemplating things. It narrows dramatically what we know and intended by reason.

Cindy Ann Peterson

We are more advanced technologically than ever before. However, technology, in many respects, is leading to the decline of conversation.

Auliq Ice

The less you use your brain, the less it will be there for use when you need it.

Winston S. Churchill

Logic, like science, must be the servant and not the master of man.

Bernard Kelvin Clive

In this age, you must be relentlessly remarkable to stay relevant, if not you will be relegated.

John Pfeiffer

Man is a slow, sloppy, and brilliant thinker; computers are fast, accurate, and stupid.

Arthur C. Clarke

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Douglas Adams

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.

Julie Kagawa

As cities grow and technology takes over the world belief and imagination fade away and so do we.

Omar Nelson Bradley

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living. We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount.

Julian Barnes

[Flaubert] didn’t just hate the railway as such; he hated the way it flattered people with the illusion of progress. What was the point of scientific advance without moral advance? The railway would merely permit more people to move about, meet and be stupid together.

J.G. Ballard

Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.

Eliezer Yudkowsky

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

Toba Beta

Witchcraft had once been widely used before cursed by the society.
I see today the society presumes technology will have a different treatment.

Villiers De L'Isle-Adam

Within this new work of art a creature from beyond the reach of Humanity has insinuated herself and now lurks there at the heart of the mystery, a power unimagined before our time.

Sheldon Rampton

Just as war is too important to leave it to the generals, science and technology are too important to leave in the hands of the experts.

Khalid Masood

Science is measurement. Measurement is not science but technology.

Wayne Chirisa

Technology, is the platform that inspires the dynamics of business culture.

Marc Goodman

We are at the dawn of a technological arms race, an arms race between people who are using technology for good and those who are using it for ill.

Terry Pratchett

Amazin'.' he said again. 'He just looks as though he's thinking, right?'
'But he's not actually thinking?'
'So...he just gives the impression of thinking but really it's just a show?'
Just like everyone else, then really,' said Ridcully

Neal Stephenson

Dr. Turing of Cambridge says that the soul is an illusion and that all that defines us as human beings can be reduced to a series of mechanical operations.

Michael Bassey Johnson

A creative thought at first sight seems ridiculous and unimportant, an increase in those who cherish it reassures that hiding your creativity hides you for the rest of your life.

Adrian R. Lewis

War created the conditions for great advances in technology...without war men would not traverse oceans in hours, travel in space, or microwave popcorn.

R.F. Georgy

The digital age believes in the rational ordering of human beings. We believe that information will eventually solve every conceivable problem.

Jez Humble

If it hurts, do it more frequently, and bring the pain forward.

Stefan Molyneux

We have won the time lottery of the last 4 billion years.

Nikola Tesla

You may live to see man-made horrors beyond your comprehension.. Nikola Tesla
You may live to see man-made horrors beyond your comprehension.

Masaru Ibuka

The key to success for Sony, and to everything in business, science and technology for that matter, is never to follow the others.

Patti Smith

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."

(Acceptance speech, National Book Award 2010 (Nonfiction), November 17, 2010)

Nadine Gordimer

Books don't need batteries.

Lawrence Clark Powell

We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed.

John Green

It doesn’t matter how long we’ve used something; all that matters is how awesome the thing replacing it is. MP3s and automobiles happen to be really, really awesome, whereas ebooks - at least so far - are fairly limited in their awesomeness.

Nichole Chase

I might love my e-reader, but I'd never pass up the chance to browse real books.

Neal Stephenson

Just aiming a speely input device, or a Farspark chambre, or whatever you call it... a speelycaptor... at something doesn't collect what is meaningful to me. I need someone to gather it in with all their senses, mix it round in their head, and make it over into words.

Lynne Truss

...intelligence nowadays is all about application: it is the ability 'to take in a complex system and learn its rules on the fly'. For young people, this ability is second nature. Any fool knows that, if you need a new and unfamiliar VCR programmed in a hurry, you commandeer any small passing child to do it.

Neal Stephenson

We're not hunter-gatherers anymore. We're all living like patients in the intensive care unit of a hospital. What keeps us alive isn't bravery, or athleticism, or any of those other skills that were valuable in a caveman society. It's our ability to master complex technological skills. It is our ability to be nerds. We need to breed nerds.

Noam Chomsky

Thinking is a human feature. Will AI someday really think? That's like asking if submarines swim. If you call it swimming then robots will think, yes.

John Brunner

It's supposed to be automatic, but actually you have to push this button.

Scott Adams

Idiocy in the modern age isn't an all-encompassing, twenty-four-hour situation for most people. It's a condition that everybody slips into many times a day. Life is just too complicated to be smart all the time.

Sherry Turkle

Because you can text while doing something else, texting does not seem to take time but to give you time. This is more than welcome; it is magical.

Michael Bassey Johnson

Anybody that fears and detests witchcraft is not happy with science and technology.

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Smartphones are tools which fools fiddle with when they are around people that they don’t have the courage, or, the intellect, to converse with.

Alec Ross

If Paul Revere had been a modern day citizen, he wouldn't have ridden down Main Street. He would have tweeted.

Red Army Faction

What was achieved under Nazi-fascism through bloody terror against the organized workers’ movement and the people is to be achieved again today in West Europe through the “information society

Robert E. Davis

Considering what is at stake politically, economically and technically for most organizations; usually justifying IT governance deployment based on one viewpoint narrows suitability and expected benefits.

Jay Samit

No one who ever led a nation got there by following the path of another.

Nigel Holloway

Face it, George – unlike cholera, death is the only disease everyone is guaranteed to get.’

Heath nodded slowly. ‘But usually only once, Hamish. Usually only once.

Nigel Holloway

McAllister looked up into her face, his eyes blazing with anger. At last, his composure cracked.

‘That’s right,’ he shouted back. ‘My word against – whose? Yours? You were dead, remember? No, of course you don’t remember. You were dead!


We are living in an era in which billions of people are grappling to promote communication, tolerance, and understanding over the more destructive forces of war, terrorism, and political chaos that have characterized the beginning of the 21st Century.

Max Born

But in practical affairs, particularly in politics, men are needed who combine human experience and interest in human relations with a knowledge of science and technology.

Sarah Jio

What is childhood without stories? And how will children fall in love with stories without bookstores? You can't get that from a computer.

Rodney Stark

That new technologies and techniques would be forthcoming was a fundamental article of Christian faith. Hence, no bishops or theologians denounced clocks or sailing ships-although both were condemned on religious grounds in various non-Western societies.

Robert A. Heinlein

Don't explain computers to laymen. Simpler to explain sex to a virgin.

J.G. Ballard

Sex × Technology = the Future.

Ina May Gaskin

Many of our problems in US maternity care stem from the fact that we leave no room for recognizing when nature is smarter than we are.


I've heard my teacher say, where there are machines, there are bound to be machine worries; where there are machine worries, there are bound to be machine hearts. With a machine heart in your breast, you've spoiled what was pure and simple; and without the pure and simple, the life of the spirit knows no rest.

Ambelin Kwaymullina

It [advanced technology] had isolated the people of the old world from nature, shielding them from the consequences of imbalance, and yet they’d believed, right up until the very end, that it would save them. But…advances in technology could never compensate for failures in empathy.

Katie Kacvinsky

What a forced lifestyle our technology, our inventions imposed on our lives when we tried to live synonymously with computers; when we stepped inside their world, we left the natural one behind.

Toba Beta

Nature is relic of pre-human civilizations.

John Cage

Only chance to make the world a success for humanity lies in technology, grand possibility technology provides to do more with less, and indiscriminately for everyone. Return to nature as nature pre-technologically was, attractive and possible as it still in some places is, can only work for some of us.

M.P. Zarrella

Nature is cheaper than therapy.

Bryant McGill

Nature is the ultimate technology; a technology we are still too immature, arrogant, possessive and careless to care for responsibly.

Toba Beta

The ultimate form of our technological achievement will be identical to the beginning state of this nature.

Jess C. Scott

That’s sad. How plastic and artificial life has become. It gets harder and harder to find something…real.” Nin interlocked his fingers, and stretched out his arms. “Real love, real friends, real body parts…

José Saramago

No olvides que lo que llamamos hoy realidad fue imaginación.

William Gibson

That's something that tends to happen with new technologies generally: The most interesting applications turn up on a battlefield, or in a gallery.

Amit Kalantri

Man kept control over the machines he created, I wish God would have done the same with the man he created.

Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono

No matter how fast weapons and technology evolve in the 21st century, one thing remains constant is that war is a human endeavor, a grueling contest between two learning and adaptive forces. Victory, therefore rests on how smart, how tough, and how dedicated our boots on the ground.

Marty Rubin

The role of the artist today is to defend feeling against the machine.

Marty Rubin

The task of the artist today is to defend feeling against the machine.

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