Technology quotes

By | 21.04.2022

Technology alone is not enough. Steve Jobs

Technology makes what was once impossible possible. The design makes it real. Michael Gagliano

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

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. Patti Smith

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

We’re changing the world with technology. Bill Gates Technology quotes

Technology will never replace great teachers but technology in the hands of great teachers is transformational. George Couras

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry Into the Limits of the Possible

No doubt one may quote history to support any cause, as the devil quotes scripture. Learned Hand

I think that novels that leave out technology misrepresent life as badly as Victorians misrepresented life by leaving out sex. Kurt Vonnegut Jr., A Man Without a Country

If you think technology can solve your security problems, then you don’t understand the problems and you don’t understand the technology. Bruce Schneier


The Human Spirit must Prevail over Technology. Albert Einstein

It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done. Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets. Steve Jobs

Books don’t need batteries. Nadine Gordimer

Don’t become a slave to technology – manage your phone, don’t let it manage you. Richard Branson

Information technology is driven by cost containment and Linux that fits the bill. I think it will gradually more become a selected substitute for certain groups.

We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works. Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them. Isaac Asimov

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. Lawrence Clark Powell

It’s not information overload. It’s filter failure. Clay Shirky

Technology integration is not an event. It should be an everyday part of classroom-like crayons and breathing.

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. Albert Einstein

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


Investing in tomorrow’s technology today is more critical than ever… Bill Gates

The 1st rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The 2nd is that automation applied to an inefficient process will magnify the inefficiency.

There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spying on me through my phone’ anymore. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on me’. Philip K. Dick

We have to stop optimizing for programmers and start optimizing for users. Jeff Atwood

The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art. John Lasseter

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning. Rick Cook

Technology progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backward.

My head’ll explode if I continue with this escapism. Jess C Scott, EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window. Steve Wozniak

Technology like art is a soaring exercise of the human imagination. Daniel Bell

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

Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to Magic. Sir Arthur Clarke


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. Douglas Adams

Everything is designed. Few things are designed well. Brian Reed

Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world. Louis Pasteur

It is the framework which changes with each new technology not just the picture within the frame.

Maybe you could be mine / or maybe we’ll be entwined / aimless in this sexless foreplay. Jess C Scott, EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself. Bill Gates

Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced. Barry Gehm

While we’re all very dependent on technology, it doesn’t always work. Bill Gates

A CD. How quaint. We have these in museums. Eoin Colfer, The Eternity Code

Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful. John Maeda

Our technology forces us to live mythically. Marshall McLuhan

Not finance. Not strategy. Not technology. It is teamwork that remains the ultimate competitive advantage, both because it is so powerful and so rare. Patrick Lencioni

The great myth of our times is that technology is communication. Libby Larsen


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… Jess C Scott, The Other Side of Life

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. Apple Inc.

Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless. Thomas Edison

You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology. You can’t start with the technology and try to figure out where you’re going to sell it. Steve Jobs

Technology is a gift of God. After the reward of life, it is possibly the greatest of God’s gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of Art and of Sciences.

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. Arthur C. Clarke

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. Bill Gates

It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done. Terry Pratchett

I suppose it’s not a social norm, and not a manly thing to do — to feel, discuss feelings. So that’s what I’m giving the finger to. Social norms and stuff…what good are social norms, really? I think all they do is project a limited and harmful image of people. It thus impedes a broader social acceptance of what someone, or a group of people, might actually be like. Jess C Scott, New Order

The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life. Andrew Brown

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers. Pablo Picasso


I think the biggest innovations of the 21st century will be at the intersection of biology and technology. A new era is beginning. Steve Jobs

Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant. Mitch Kapor

Knowledge is of no value unless you put it into practice. Anton Chekhov

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. Aldous Huxley, Ends and Means

Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important. Bill Gates

You on the cutting edge of technology have already made yesterday’s impossibilities the commonplace realities of today. Ronald Reagan

I know there’s a proverb which that says ‘To err is human,’ but a human error is nothing to what a computer can do if it tries. Agatha Christie, Hallowe’en Party

Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons. R. Buckminster Fuller

Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them. Steve Jobs

Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all. John F. Kennedy

Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master. Christian Lous Lange

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. David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day


The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do. B. F. Skinner

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

Technology quotes: As a young citizen of India, armed with technology and love for my nation, I realize, a small aim is a crime. Abdul Kalam

It’s supposed to be automatic, but actually you have to push this button. John Brunner, Stand on Zanzibar

Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them. Alfred North Whitehead

Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition, and myth frame our response. Arthur Schlesinger

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

People today have forgotten they’re really just a part of nature. Yet, they destroy the nature on which our lives depend. They always think they can make something better. Especially scientists. They may be smart, but most don’t understand the heart of nature. They only invent things that, in the end, make people unhappy. Yet they’re so proud of their inventions. What’s worse, most people are, too. They view them as if they were miracles. They worship them. They don’t know it, but they’re losing nature. They don’t see that they’re going to perish. The most important things for human beings are clean air and clean water. Akira Kurosawa, Yume

It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are. Clive James

Cars will soon have the Internet on the dashboard. I worry that this will distract me from my texting. Andy Borowitz

The earth, the sea and air are the concern of every nation. And science, technology, and education can be the ally of every nation. John F. Kennedy

Technology does more than delight entertain and makes our lives more convenient, it’s also an agent for social good. That’s it is why it is important for tech startups to stay informed about, and make a mark on, policies that impact them.

The iPod completely changed the way people approach music. Karl Lagerfeld


I’d rather check my Facebook than face my checkbook. Craig Coelho

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

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

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. Elbert Hubbard

User’ is the word used by the computer professional when they mean ‘idiot. Dave Barry

Technology is both a tool for helping humans and for destroying them. This is the paradox of our times which we’re compelled to face. Frank Herbert

There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spying on me through my phone any more. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on me. Philip K. Dick

We can’t jump off bridges anymore because our iPhones will get ruined. We can’t take skinny dips in the ocean because there’s no service on the beach and adventures aren’t real unless they’re on Instagram. Technology has doomed the spontaneity of adventure and we’re helping destroy it every time we Google, check-in, and hashtag. Jeremy Glass

What did people do when they went to the bathroom before smartphones? Aaron Cobra

There is a difference between what technology enables and what historical business practices enable. Bill Gates

We refuse to turn off our computers, turn off our phone, log off Facebook, and just sit in silence, because in those moments we might actually have to face up to who we really are. Jefferson Bethke, Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner. Omar N. Bradley

To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer. Paul Ehrlich

Even in such technical lines as engineering, about 15% of one’s financial success is due one’s technical knowledge and about 85% is due to skill in human engineering, to personality and the ability to lead people. Dale Carnegie


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. 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. Stephen Hawking

My life is now a constant assessment of whether what’s happening in real life is more entertaining than what’s happening on my phone. Damien Fahey

The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life. Bill Gates

Don’t explain computers to laymen. Simpler to explain sex to a virgin. Robert A. Heinlein, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress

Art is obsolete now. New technologies are taking over. Jeff Koons

What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want to be done. Tim O’Reilly

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. Wendell Berry, The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays

Technology is a word that describes something that doesn’t work yet. Douglas Adams

The most intractable problem today is not pollution or technology or war; but the lack of belief that the future is very much in the hands of the individual. Margaret Mead

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

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

Most of the time spent wrestling with technologies that don’t quite work yet is just not worth it for end users, however much fun it is for nerds. Douglas Adams

Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday. Steve Jobs


We have too much technological progress, life is too hectic, and our society has only one goal: to invent still more technological marvels to make life even easier and better. The craving for every new scientific discovery breeds a hunger for greater comfort and the constant struggle to achieve it. All that kills the soul, kills compassion, understanding, nobility. It leaves no time for caring what happens to other people, least of all criminals. Even the
officials in Venezuela’s remote areas are better for they’re also concerned with public peace. It gives them many headaches, but they seem to believe that bringing about a man’s salvation is worth the effort. I find that magnificent. Henri Charrière, Papillon

Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we do not experience it. Rollo May The Cry for Myth

Information technology has been one of the leading drivers of globalization, and it may also become one of its major victims. Evgeny Morozov

The great growling engine of change – technology. Alvin Toffler

It doesn’t stop being magic just because you know how it works. Terry Pratchett, The Wee Free Men

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. Steve Ballmer

Technology is society made durable. Bruno Latour

Innovation is the outcome of a habit, not a random act. Sukant Ratnakar

The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn’t any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it’s right. If it disturbs you it’s wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed. Robert M. Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

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. Jimmy Carter


This is the whole point of technology. It creates an appetite for immortality on the one hand. It threatens universal extinction on the other. Technology is lust removed from nature. Don DeLillo

My view is that if your philosophy is not unsettled daily then you are blind to all the universe has to offer. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Even the technology that promises to unite us, divides us. Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone. Dan Brown, Angels & Demons

The internet is a great way to get on the net. Bob Dole

The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers. Sydney Harris

The greatest achievement of humanity is not its works of art, science, or technology, but the recognition of its own dysfunction. Eckhart Tolle

The technology you use impresses no one. The experience you create with it is everything. Sean Gerety

Books don’t need batteries. Nadine Gordimer

The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite. Thomas Sowell

I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact. Elon Musk

It’s not that we use technology, we live technology. Godfrey Reggio

As cities grow and technology takes over the world belief and imagination fade away and so do we. Julie Kagawa, The Iron King


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. Elon Musk

Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature. Jacob Bronowski

Technology is best when it brings people together. Matt Mullenweg

The real problem of humanity is the following: We have Paleolithic emotions, medieval institutions and godlike technology. And it is terrifically dangerous, and it is now approaching a point of crisis overall. Edward O. Wilson

The Linux philosophy is ‘Laugh in the face of danger’. Oops. Wrong One. ‘Do it yourself’. Yes, that’s it. Linus Torvalds

Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity. Jacques Ellul

In technology, we spend so much time experimenting, fine-tuning, getting the absolute cheapest way to do something – so why aren’t we doing that with social policy? Esther Duflo

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? Jess C Scott, EyeLeash: A Blog Novel

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

The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and to advance the kind of science, math and technology education that will help youngsters take us to the next phase of space travel. John Glenn

Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road. Stewart Brand

Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge. Daniel J. Boorstin

Technology – with all its promise and potential – has gotten so far beyond human control that it’s threatening the future of humankind. Kim J. Vicente


But there’s still so much you can do with technology to improve the customer experience. And that’s the sense in which I believe it’s still Day One, and that it’s early in the day. If anything, the rate of change is accelerating. Jeff Bezos

I know there’s a proverb which that says ‘To err is human,’ but a human error is nothing to what a computer can do if it tries. Agatha Christie

The conservatives are fools: They whine about the decay of traditional values, yet they enthusiastically support technological progress and economic growth. Apparently it never occurs to them that you can’t make rapid, drastic changes in the technology and the economy of a society without causing rapid changes in all other aspects of the society as well, and that such rapid changes inevitably break down traditional values. Theodore J. Kaczynski, Industrial Society and Its Future

The digital camera is a great invention because it allows us to reminisce. Instantly. Demetri Martin

Tribalism is a social form which can exist at any level of technology. It’s a complete illusion to associate it with low levels of technology. It is probably, in fact, a form of social organization second only to the family in its ability to endure. Terence McKenna

People who smile while they are alone used to be called insane, until we invented smartphones and social media. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Ethics change with technology. Larry Niven

Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end. Henry David Thoreau Technology quotes

It’s supposed to be automatic, but actually you have to push this button. John Brunner

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


As technology advances in complexity and scope, fear becomes more primitive. Don DeLillo

I want Wipro to be among the top ten IT companies in the world. Azim Premji

Recreation and good physical health appear to be the only ambivalent benefits of the technological revolution. Walker Percy

Humans are the reproductive organs of technology. Kevin Kelly, What Technology Wants

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