Technology Quotes SMS Collection

It has become appallingly obvious that our

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

Western society has accepted as unquestionable a

Western society has accepted as unquestionable a technological imperative that is quite as arbitrary as the most primitive taboo:  not merely the duty to

Dont get smart alecksy with the galaxy

Don’t get smart alecksy With the galaxy Leave the atom alone. ~E.Y. Harburg, "Leave the Atom Alone," 1957

Never trust anything that can think for

Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can’t see where it keeps its brain.  ~J.K. Rowling

Imagine that the telegraph is an immense

Imagine that the telegraph is an immense long dog – so long that its head is at Vienna and its tail is at Paris. 

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.  ~Arthur C. Clarke

It is a medium of entertainment which

It is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain

For a successful technology reality must take

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.  ~Richard P. Feynman

Lo men have become the tools of

Lo! Men have become the tools of their tools.  ~Henry David Thoreau

We live in a society exquisitely dependent

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

Once upon a time we were just

Once upon a time we were just plain people.  But that was before we began having relationships with mechanical systems.  Get involved with a

Technology presumes theres just one right way

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

The saddest aspect of life right now

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

Inventor a person who makes an ingenious

Inventor:  A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.  ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary

Soon silence will have passed into legend

Soon silence will have passed into legend.  Man has turned his back on silence.  Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase

The factory of the future will have

The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog.  The man will be there to feed the dog. 

We are becoming the servants in thought

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

Im struck by the insidious computer driven tendency

I’m struck by the insidious, computer-driven tendency to take things out of the domain of muscular activity and put them into the domain of

What the country needs are a few

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

The most important and urgent problems of

The most important and urgent problems of the technology of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary needs or of archetypal wishes,

Education makes machines which act like men

Education makes machines which act like men and produces men who act like machines.  ~Erich Fromm

The system of nature which man is

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

Weve arranged a civilization in which most

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

Technology the knack of so arranging world

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

The real problem is not whether machines

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