top

Quotations: Technology

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
Isaac Asimov

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

Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization.
Ambrose Bierce

Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?
Al Boliska

When a machine begins to run without human aid, it is time to scrap it - whether it be a factory or a government.
Alexander Chase

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

God never made his work for man to mend.
John Dryden

Modern technology Owes ecology An apology.
Alan M. Eddison

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Where there is the necessary technical skill to move mountains, there is no need for the faith that moves mountains.
Eric Hoffer

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

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

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

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

All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.
Mark Kennedy

I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours.
John F. Kennedy

You cannot endow even the best machine with initiative; the jolliest steam-roller will not plant flowers.
Walter Lippmann

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

It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
John Stuart Mill

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

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

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

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

I think I should not go far wrong if I asserted that the amount of genuine leisure available in a society is generally in inverse proportion to the amount of labor-saving machinery it employs.
E.F. Schumacher

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

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

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

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

If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.
Frank Lloyd Wright

Return to Greeting Cards Resource Home.

Privacy Policy | Contact Me | Site Map | FAQs

This page updated 03-29-10 Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Valid CSS!


©2015 Greeting Cards Resource