Technology quotes

  • Paintings! They're like TV, but they don't move.
    -- A. J. Jacobs

    #Moving #Technology #Tvs

  • Misuse of reason might yet return the world to pre-technological night; plenty of religious zealots hunger for just such a result, and are happy to use the latest technology to effect it.
    -- A.C. Grayling

    #Religious #Technology #Night

  • I have done scenes as Harvey Two-Face. It's interesting. I won't tell you exactly what we're going for, but I think that I can say that it will use all of today's technology to create this character. He's going to be interesting, and I think that's what makes this character important in the movie-you get to see him as he was before, as in the comic books. Harvey is a very good guy in the comic books. He's judicious. He cares. He's passionate about what he loves and then he turns into this character. So you will see that in this film.
    -- Aaron Eckhart

    #Book #Character #Technology

  • They say an elephant never forgets. Well, you are not an elephant. Take notes, constantly. Save interesting thoughts, quotations, films, technologies…the medium doesn't matter, so long as it inspires you. When you're stumped, go to your notes like a wizard to his spellbook. Mash those thoughts together. Extend them in every direction until they meet.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Get Well #Technology #Elephants

  • My mom's a psychologist, and I think that has influenced me on a personal level. Plus, I'm just generally interested in visualization and humanity, social activity and technology, and what happens in aggregate.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Mom #Technology #Thinking

  • I've always been a bit of a mix between art and technology. I used to paint a lot, but I'm not very good with my hands. It has always been a fusion between my computer gaming interests and being exposed to the rich data of society that we live in.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Art #Technology #Hands

  • Save interesting thoughts, quotations, films, technologies... the medium doesn't matter, so long as it inspires you.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Technology #Long #Interesting

  • An interface can be a powerful narrative device. And as we collect more and more personally and socially relevant data, we have an opportunity, and maybe even an obligation, to maintain [our] humanity and tell some amazing stories.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Powerful #Technology #Opportunity

  • The best technology is aimed far enough in the future that it stands out, but close enough to the present that it blends in.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Technology #Enough #Standing Out

  • The business models in enterprise have changed pretty dramatically. A huge problem with enterprise software traditionally has been usually you sell to the customer and then they adopt the technology. The great thing about 'freemium' and the new way enterprise software is being sold is you get to try it first and then buy it.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Educational #Technology #Trying

  • I interned at Miramax and subsequently at Paramount because I was really curious about the future of entertainment - how were we going to get films online? While the inspiration for Box didn't come from that experience directly, it was very obvious that bigger businesses had a lot of slow processes and cumbersome technology.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Inspiration #Technology #Entertainment

  • I tend to not discriminate when it comes to people I can learn from. Basically, if someone has built a meaningful business in software, technology or media, faced disruption and adversity, and overcame underdog status, I want to know how they did it.
    -- Aaron Levie

    #Meaningful #Adversity #Technology

  • It's a 360-degree sound experience. Like you're in the middle of the band. A lot of people have the technology to play the format, so why not put it out there. It sounds great.
    -- Aaron Neville

    #Technology #Play #People

  • Being around some of the bright lights of the technology world and having them expect great things helps you sit down and do it seriously.
    -- Aaron Swartz

    #Technology #Light #World

  • It's true that humanity has seen a succession of crises, wars and atrocities, but this negative side is offset by advances in technology and cultural exchanges.
    -- Abbe Pierre

    #War #Technology #Humanity

  • Free speech means the right to shout 'theatre' in a crowded fire.
    -- Abbie Hoffman

    #Freedom #Mean #Technology

  • Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? Is it a legacy of our colonial years? We want foreign television sets. We want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology. Why this obsession with everything imported?
    -- Abdul Kalam

    #Technology #Years #Legacy

  • Well why not a technology of joy, of happiness?
    -- Abraham Maslow

    #Technology #Joy #Why Not

  • My sense is that the wonderful technology that we have to visualize the inside of the body often leaves physicians feeling that the exam is a waste of time and so they may shortchange the ritual.
    -- Abraham Verghese

    #Technology #Feelings #Physicians

  • I don't understand technology, and I'm very scared of it.
    -- Adam Driver

    #Technology #Scared

  • You can shoot and edit a movie from your iPhone and upload it to YouTube. Of course, what's not universal is talent. Are you making anything that anyone really should see?
    -- Adam Leipzig

    #Technology #Iphone #Talent

  • People think computers will keep them from making mistakes. They're wrong. With computers you make mistakes faster.
    -- Adam Osborne

    #Mistake #Technology #Thinking

  • Technology is usually there to let some process go on hidden in the background. For us on 'MythBusters,' we're always trying to make the process apparent. So, we have learned to try and never rely on a technological solution when an analogue one is in front of us.
    -- Adam Savage

    #Technology #Trying #Goes On

  • Industry, technology, and commerce can thrive only as long as an idealistic national community offers the necessary preconditions. And these do not lie in material egoism, but in a spirit of sacrifice and joyful renunciation.
    -- Adolf Hitler

    #Lying #Sacrifice #Technology

  • To try to teach ignoring technology is to ignore the progress that we have made over the last century. If school is preparation for the real world - a real world that is increasingly technology-driven - then to ignore technology is to become obsolete.
    -- Adora Svitak

    #Real #School #Technology

  • As great as technology is, it still has it's limitations, because it's only a frame of the truth
    -- Adrian Grenier

    #Technology #Stills #Limitation

  • You know, I think there are certain words like 'illegitimate' that should not be used to describe a person. And certainly, we have come far enough in our technology that our language can evolve, because it has an impact.
    -- Aimee Mullins

    #Technology #Thinking #Impact

  • Iran is determined to use peaceful nuclear technology and no intimidation or threat can make us give it up.
    -- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

    #Technology #Iran #Giving

  • If we do not take this road of dialogue and understanding then I fear for the next generation. There are enough people preaching hatred, which encourages violence. We are living in times when technology, biology and chemistry have created the possibility of killing in large numbers. And, unfortunately, the cruelty and killing are often justified through a distorted interpretation of religion.
    -- Akbar S. Ahmed

    #Hate #Technology #Numbers

  • There are three creativities: creativity in technology, in product planning, and in marketing. To have any one of these without the others is self defeating in business.
    -- Akio Morita

    #Creativity #Technology #Self

  • Changing technologies, changing marketplaces, and even changing trends in anti-competitive practices have all presented challenges to antitrust enforcement.
    -- Al Franken

    #Technology #Practice #Challenges

  • Our laws need to reflect the evolution of technology and the changing expectations of American society. This is why the Constitution is often called a 'living' document.
    -- Al Franken

    #Technology #Law #Expectations

  • Technology is an incredible tool - it connects people to each other, creates jobs all over the world, and makes life easier for millions of Americans.
    -- Al Franken

    #Jobs #Technology #People

  • Our new technologies, combined with our numbers, have made us, collectively, a force of nature
    -- Al Gore

    #Technology #Numbers #Population

  • The good news is, we have everything we need now to respond to the challenge of global warming. We have all the technologies we need, more are being developed.... But we should not wait, we cannot wait, we must not wait.
    -- Al Gore

    #Technology #Waiting #Challenges

  • During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.
    -- Al Gore

    #Stupid #Technology #Creating

  • We must also promote global access to the Internet. We need to bridge the digital divide not just within our country, but among countries. Only by giving people around the world access to this technology can they tap into the potential of the Information Age.
    -- Al Gore

    #Country #Technology #Bridges

  • Surveillance technologies now available - including the monitoring of virtually all digital information - have advanced to the point where much of the essential apparatus of a police state is already in place.
    -- Al Gore

    #Technology #Police #Essentials

  • Americans have the right to have their medical decisions made by them and their doctors, and not by those bureaucrats sitting behind a computer screen hundreds of miles away.
    -- Al Gore

    #Technology #Doctors #Decision

  • When dealing in the technology, it becomes a question of whether you overuse something. I think that's worse than having something technologically available to you and not using it.
    -- Al Michaels

    #Technology #Thinking

  • Well, clearly Apple is a role model of the American innovation whereby it produced all these products - iPod, iPhone, iPad - that are really now dominating all the technology arena in the world.
    -- Al-Waleed bin Talal

    #Technology #Ipads #Apples

  • I feel like science fiction is so much more mainstream now than it has been. And I feel like thats because technology has caught up with us.
    -- Alaina Huffman

    #Technology #Fiction #Mainstream

  • Ironically, the thing that will likely make the least improvement in the ease of use of software-based products is new technology. There is little difference technically between a complicated, confusing program and a simple, fun, and powerful product.
    -- Alan Cooper

    #Fun #Powerful #Technology

  • It has been said that the great scientific disciplines are examples of giants standing on the shoulders of other giants. It has also been said that the software industry is an example of midgets standing on the toes of other midgets.
    -- Alan Cooper

    #Technology #Discipline #Example

  • People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Technology #People #Serious

  • Technology is anything that wasn't around when you were born.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Technology #Born

  • Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Funny Inspirational #Integrity #Technology

  • The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Technology #Machines #Language

  • Every technology really needs to be shipped with a special manual - not how to use it but why, when and for what.
    -- Alan Kay

    #Technology #Special #Needs

  • I have no opposition at all to technology. I think technology is a wonderful thing that has to be used thoughtfully, and we can't just assume that every bit of new technology improvesthe quality of life; it's really in how the technology is used. What I am very disturbed about is this trend of everything happening faster and faster and faster and there being more and more general noise in the world, and less and less time for quiet reflection on who we are, and where we're going.
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Reflection #Technology #Thinking

  • Although technology is proceeding at a dizzying pace, I believe that the human mind will always have control of itself. And since the human mind has a degree of infinity and imagination unlikely to be matched by a machine for a very, very long time, I don't think that we will become the machines of the machines.
    -- Alan Lightman

    #Believe #Technology #Thinking

  • The success of SYNC is another proof point that we are doing just that. We will continue to innovate and expand the capability of SYNC by integrating even more new technologies that fit our customers’ lifestyles.
    -- Alan Mulally

    #Technology #Fit #Lifestyle

  • It doesn't matter what the technology is - no one will watch a Peter Greenaway film anyway.
    -- Alan Parker

    #Technology #Watches #Matter

  • A year spent in artificial intelligence is enough to make one believe in God.
    -- Alan Perlis

    #Believe #Technology #Years

  • In software systems it is often the early bird that makes the worm.
    -- Alan Perlis

    #Technology #Bird #Worms

  • I think it is inevitable that people program poorly. Training will not substantially help matters. We have to learn to live with it.
    -- Alan Perlis

    #Technology #Thinking #People

  • The computing field is always in need of new cliches.
    -- Alan Perlis

    #Technology #Needs #Fields

  • Inability to accept the mystic experience is more than an intellectual handicap. Lack of awareness of the basic unity of organism and environment is a serious and dangerous hallucination. For in a civilization equipped with immense technological power, the sense of alienation between man and nature leads to the use of technology in a hostile spirit—-to the “conquest” of nature instead of intelligent co-operation with nature.
    -- Alan Watts

    #Intelligent #Technology #Men

  • How did you . . . pass the time?’ Sunday asked. ‘You couldn’t just ching out of it, could you?’ ‘We had a different form of chinging,’ Eunice said. ‘An earlier type of virtual-reality technology, much more robust and completely unaffected by time lag. You may have heard of it. We called it “reading”.
    -- Alastair Reynolds

    #Reading #Sunday #Technology

  • I fear the day technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Technology #Generations #World

  • Our technology has surpassed our humanity
    -- Albert Einstein

    #Technology #Humanity

  • Hitler's dictatorship was the first of an industrial estate in this age of modern technology, a dictatorship which employed to perfection the instruments of technology to dominate its own people. By means of such instruments of technology, eighty million persons could be made subject to the will of one individual. Telephone, teletype, radio, made it possible to transmit the commands of the highest levels directly to the lowest organs where they were executed uncritically
    -- Albert Speer

    #Mean #Technology #People

  • In our day, computer technology and the proliferation of books on CD-ROM have not affected - as far as statistics show - the production and sale of books in their old-fashioned codex form.
    -- Alberto Manguel

    #Book #Technology #Cds

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

    #Mean #Technology #Progress

  • [...] Technology has tended to devaluate the traditional vision-inducing materials. The illumination of a city, for example, was once a rare event, reserved for victories and national holidays, for the canonization of saints and the crowning of kings. Now it occurs nightly and celebrates the virtues of gin, cigarettes and toothpaste.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Kings #Holiday #Technology

  • Chaos and ineptitude are anti-human; but so too is a superlatively efficient government, equipped with all the products of a highly developed technology.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Technology #Government #Ineptitude

  • People will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Love #Technology #Thinking

  • Applied Science is a conjuror, whose bottomless hat yields impartially the softest of Angora rabbits and the most petrifying of Medusas.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Technology #Yield #Hats

  • Democracy can hardly be expected to flourish in societies where political and economic power is being progressively concentrated and centralized. But the progress of technology has led and is still leading to just such a concentration and centralization of power.
    -- Aldous Huxley

    #Technology #Political #Democracy

  • This is the same problem I have with digital photography. The potential is always remarkable. But the medium never settles. Each year there is a better camera to buy and new software to download. The user never has time to become comfortable with the tool. Consequently too much of the work is merely about the technology. The HDR and QTVR fads are good examples. Instead of focusing on the subject, users obsess over RAW conversion, Photoshop plug-ins, and on and on. For good work to develop the technology needs to become as stable and functional as a typewriter.
    -- Alec Soth

    #Photography #Technology #Typewriters

  • For good work to develop the technology needs to become as stable and functional as a typewriter.
    -- Alec Soth

    #Technology #Typewriters #Needs

  • Technology should be an important ingredient. It may be and should be a tool for social development.
    -- Aleksander Kwasniewski

    #Technology #Important #Tools

  • The telephone is the most important single technological resource of later life.
    -- Alex Comfort

    #Technology #Important #Telephones

  • Overprotecting intellectual property is as harmful as underprotecting it. Creativity is impossible without a rich public domain. Nothing today, likely nothing since we tamed fire, is genuinely new: Culture, like science and technology, grows by accretion, each new creator building on the works of those who came before. Overprotection stifles the very creative forces it's supposed to nurture.
    -- Alex Kozinski

    #Creativity #Technology #Fire

  • I think there's a gigantic generation gap in terms of how people understand the Internet and how much they think technology is an important factor in social change.
    -- Alex Steffen

    #Technology #Thinking #People

  • America has the highest standard of living of any major country in the entire world. To maintain and enhance that standard of living, America should continue to embrace those qualities which have made America great: openness and dynamism. Openness to new technologies, new ideas and new people is America's greatest source of strength.
    -- Alex Tabarrok

    #Country #Technology #Ideas

  • I have been interested in global web-based communities and emerging technologies since the mid 80's. There is a revolution occurring in global culture nowadays, that will change everything. and it's only just beginning.
    -- Alex Winter

    #Technology #Community #Culture

  • First words on the first telephone - "Mr. Watson - come here - I want to see you."
    -- Alexander Graham Bell

    #Technology #Want #Telephones

  • Oh I love gadgets and I pride myself on keeping at the cutting edge of technology.
    -- Alexander McCall Smith

    #Pride #Cutting #Technology

  • The explosion of museum exhibitions is only a mirror image of what has happened to fashion itself this millennium. With the force of technology, instant images and global participation, fashion has developed from being a passion for a few to a fascination - and an entertainment - for everybody.
    -- Alexander McQueen

    #Fashion #Passion #Technology

  • Let me not forget the use of my own hands, that of a craftsman with eyes... that reflect the technology around me.
    -- Alexander McQueen

    #Eye #Technology #Hands

  • I never really did sports growing up. Maybe that's why they intrigue me. The technology that goes into that clothing is steps ahead, so it's always been something I look towards.
    -- Alexander Wang

    #Sports #Growing Up #Technology

  • The best way of increasing the [average] intelligence of scientists would be to reduce their number.
    -- Alexis Carrel

    #Science #Technology #Average

  • We have had actually a decline in government service overall, but the growth is in high-tech areas, specialty areas in the Labor Department and other departments.
    -- Alexis Herman

    #Technology #Government #Growth

  • The surveillance state has run amok. Technology that's enabled us to send selfies 24/7 - not that valuable - has also enabled us to be spied upon us 24/7.
    -- Alexis Ohanian

    #Running #Technology #Nsa

  • A lot of the films I like are more than fantasies - they're movies fascinated by the technology of space exploration, and they try to honor the laws of physics. I watched the Gregory Peck movie 'Marooned' over and over when I was a kid.
    -- Alfonso Cuaron

    #Kids #Technology #Space

  • I'm not much interested in extrapolating science and technology; I merely use extrapolation as a means of putting people into new quandaries which produce colorful pressures and conflicts.
    -- Alfred Bester

    #Mean #Technology #People

  • Art changes all the time, but it never "improves." It may go down, or up, but it never improves as technology and medicine improve.
    -- Alfred Kazin

    #Art #Technology #Medicine

  • It [RESIDENT EVIL: AFTERLIFE] has definitely been the biggest learning curve for me. As an actor, whenever I start on a movie, different things that I perform in ask for different skill sets. And this one is definitely the technological side of it. You have to hit your mark. You can't weave back and forth because your nose is jutting at you in 3-D. It's really been learning how to do that and also it's exciting to be on the forefront of this technology.
    -- Ali Larter

    #Technology #Curves #Skills

  • For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.
    -- Alice Kahn

    #Women #Technology #Quality

  • The quietly pacifist peaceful always die to make room for men who shout.
    -- Alice Walker

    #Technology #Men #Peaceful

  • Because we imagine, we can have invention and technology. It's actually play, not necessity, that is the mother of invention.
    -- Alison Gopnik

    #Mother #Technology #Play

  • The solution was eventually found by Johannes Gutenberg, who made the breakthrough that finally established printing as the communication technology of the future. Similar ideas may have been under development around the same time in Prague and Haarlem. But in business, the key question is not about who else is in the race, it's about who gets there first. Johannes Gutenberg was the first to make the new technology work, ensuring his place in any history of the human race.
    -- Alister E. McGrath

    #Communication #Technology #Ideas

  • Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Technology #Progress #Hazards

  • Technology feeds on itself. Technology makes more technology possible.
    -- Alvin Toffler


  • Each new machine or technique, in a sense, changes all existing machines and techniques, by permitting us to put them together into new combinations. The number of possible combinations rises exponentially as the number of new machines or techniques rises arithmetically. Indeed, each new combination may, itself, be regarded as a new super-machine.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Technology #Numbers #Together

  • We will only keep people from fleeing the countryside into urban favelas, villas miseries, shantytowns and squatter villages when the productivity gap is closed between what brute labor on the soil can accomplish and what advanced technology makes possible today - and will make possible tomorrow.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Technology #People #Village

  • The great growling engine of change - technology.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Change #Technology #Change Management

  • If you don't have a strategy, you're part of someone else's strategy.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Technology #Strategy #Ecommerce

  • The political technology of the Industrial age is no longer appropriate technology for the new civilization taking form around us. Our politics are obsolete.
    -- Alvin Toffler

    #Technology #Civilization #Political