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.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke
It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.
People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
R. Buckminster Fuller
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.
The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
B. F. Skinner
If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
Omar N. Bradley
Success in creating AI would be the biggest event in human history. Unfortunately, it might also be the last, unless we learn how to avoid the risks.
Bitcoin is a swarm of cyber hornets serving the goddess of wisdom, feeding on the fire of truth, exponentially growing ever smarter, faster, and stronger behind a wall of encrypted energy.
Michael J. Saylor
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
You affect the world by what you browse.
The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.
An asteroid or a supervolcano could certainly destroy us, but we also face risks the dinosaurs never saw: An engineered virus, nuclear war, inadvertent creation of a micro black hole, or some as-yet-unknown technology could spell the end of us.
It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.
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
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
Richard P. Feynman
Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
Alfred North Whitehead
What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done.
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.
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly.
The internet is a great way to get on the net.
Technology… is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.
Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book-length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle.
Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don’t have to experience it.
Technology gives us power, but it does not and cannot tell us how to use that power. Thanks to technology, we can instantly communicate across the world, but it still doesn’t help us know what to say.
The Linux philosophy is ‘Laugh in the face of danger’. Oops. Wrong One. ‘Do it yourself’. Yes, that’s it.
There are three roads to ruin; women, gambling and technicians. The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling, but the surest is with technicians.
The Internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.
Daniel J. Boorstin
If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.
Frank Lloyd Wright
We’re still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution.
Men have become the tools of their tools.
Henry David Thoreau
The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
The technology keeps moving forward, which makes it easier for the artists to tell their stories and paint the pictures they want.
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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