Technology

«Just as war is too important to leave it to the generals, science and technology are too important to leave in the hands of the experts.»

Sheldon Rampton


«There are riches to be found simply by capturing the value released through others' disruptive breakthroughs.»

Jay Samit


«Disruptors don't have to discover something new; they just have to discover a practical use for new discoveries.»

Jay Samit


«For thousands of years, it had been nature--and its supposed creator--that had had a monopoly on awe. It had been the icecaps, the deserts, the volcanoes and the glaciers that had given us a sense of finitude and limitation and had elicited a feeling in which fear and respect coagulated into a strangely pleasing feeling of humility, a feeling which the philosophers of the eighteenth century had famously termed the sublime.»

Alain de Botton


«Our mission as humans is not only to discover our fullest selves in the technium, and to find full contentment, but to expand the possibilities for others. Greater technology will selfishly unleash our talents, but it will also unselfishly unleash others: our children, and all children to come.»

Kevin Kelly


«There is a difference between failing and failure. Failing is trying something that you learn doesn't work. Failure is throwing in the towel and giving up.»

Jay Samit


«We have too many cellphones. We've got too many internets. We have got to get rid of those machines. We have too many machines now.»

Ray Bradbury


«Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.»

Arthur C. Clarke


«...while the stony bones of the world tore past and the air grew dark and howling. The last thing he saw as the gulley became a torrent of dust and rock was the Jeep, plucked backwards into space.»

L. Ashley Straker


«Maybe you could be mine / or maybe we’ll be entwined / aimless in this sexless foreplay.»

Jess C. Scott


«We’re losing society to apathy, to digital technology, the people who care about nobody else but themselves. They share every little detail of their stupid lives online as if the world even gives a damn… digital technology is getting smarter and society is getting dumber,” Mandy whispered in a voice filled with disbelief. “Society is… it’s slipping away.»

Rebecca McNutt


«Idiocy in the modern age isn't an all-encompassing, twenty-four-hour situation for most people. It's a condition that everybody slips into many times a day. Life is just too complicated to be smart all the time.»

Scott Adams


«Speed to fail should be every entrepreneur's motto. When you finally find the one idea that can't be killed, go with it.»

Jay Samit


«It was summer and moonlight and we had lemonade to drink, and we held the cold glasses in our hands, and Dad read the stereo-newspapers inserted into the special hat you put on your head and which turned the microscopic page in front of the magnifying lens if you blinked three times in succession.»

Ray Bradbury


«I've heard it said that technology makes a good person better, and it makes a bad person worse. That's okay with me. I say we keep building new versions of ourselves, keep exploring the unknown, and keep growing. We're gonna be fine. Different, but fine.»

Daniel H. Wilson


«If God meant for people to fly, He would have given them brains.»

Robert A. Heinlein


«The externalization of memory [via the use of external symbolic storage systems] has altered the actual memory architecture within which humans think, which is changing the role of biological memory, the way in which the human brain deploys its resources, and the form of modern culture.»

Merlin Donald


«The weakest link in any chain of security is not the technology itself, but the person operating it; iron gates have no compassion to appeal to, nor fears to exploit, nor insecurities to use to one’s advantage. They are, however, operated by us – by beings of unlimited vulnerability and limited energy. Why waste time brute-forcing what can be easily circumvented by a clever façade and a crimson tongue?»

A.J. Darkholme


«The role of the artist today is to defend feeling against the machine.»

Marty Rubin


«Disruption causes vast sums of money to flow from existing businesses and business models to new entrants.»

Jay Samit


«Magic--that's just a label, you know. Completely meaningless. It wasn't so very long ago that people were saying that electricity was magic.»

Robert Bloch


«If you don't know where you want to be in five years, how do you ever expect to get there?»

Jay Samit


«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


«Without the dreamers who write science fiction and other imaginary material we'd still be sitting in caves ... if we weren't already extinct.»

William C. Samples


«But in practical affairs, particularly in politics, men are needed who combine human experience and interest in human relations with a knowledge of science and technology.»

Max Born


«Smart entrepreneurs learn that they must fail often and fast.»

Jay Samit


«If it hurts, do it more frequently, and bring the pain forward.»

Jez Humble


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

John Pfeiffer


«In crime books it's possible to chart forensic technology by how well it has to be explained to a reader. In mid-Victorian crime novels fingerprinting has to be explained because it's new. Nowadays it's part of our world and we can simply assume that knowledge if we write about it.»

Sara Sheridan


«As revolutionary as it may be, the Net is best understood as the latest in a long series of tools that have helped mold the human mind.»

Nicholas Carr