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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Technology:

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
~ Elbert Hubbard Quotes, The Roycroft Dictionary and Book of Epigrams, 1923.

Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.
~ Alan C. Kay.

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... tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego. His anxiety subsides. His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation.
~ Jean Arp.

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

Technology... is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.
~ C.P. Snow, New York Times, 15 March 1971.

Technology presumes there's just one right way to do things and there never is.
~ Robert M. Pirsig.

Technology... the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.
~ Max Frisch.

The drive toward complex technical achievement offers a clue to why the U.S. is good at space gadgetry and bad at slum problems.
~ John Kenneth Galbraith.

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.
~ Warren G. Bennis.

The greatest task before civilization at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters of men.
~ Havelock Ellis.

The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
~ Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand, and Stars, 1939.

The most important and urgent problems of the technology of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary needs or of archetypal wishes, but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday.
~ Dennis Gabor, Innovations: Scientific, Technological and Social, 1970.

The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
~ Karl Marx.

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.

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
~ B.F. Skinner, Contingencies of Reinforcement, 1969.

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
~ Isaac Asimov, Isaac Asimov's Book of Science and Nature Quotations, 1988.

The system of nature, of which man is a part, tends to be self-balancing, self-adjusting, self-cleansing. Not so with technology.
~ E.F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful, 1973.

This is perhaps the most beautiful time in human history; it is really pregnant with all kinds of creative possibilities made possible by science and technology which now constitute the slave of man - if man is not enslaved by it.
~ Jonas Salk.

Use of advanced messaging technology does not imply an endorsement of western industrial civilization.
~ Author Unknown.

We are becoming the servants in thought, as in action, of the machine we have created to serve us.
~ John Kenneth Galbraith.

We cannot get grace from gadgets. In the Bakelite house of the future, the dishes may not break, but the heart can. Even a man with ten shower baths may find life flat, stale and unprofitable.
~ J.B. Priestley Quotes.

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

Western society has accepted as unquestionable a technological imperative that is quite as arbitrary as the most primitive taboo: not merely the duty to foster invention and constantly to create technological novelties, but equally the duty to surrender to these novelties unconditionally, just because they are offered, without respect to their human consequences.
~ Lewis Mumford.

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. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.
~ Carl Sagan.

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
~ Arnold Glasow.

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