«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

«Director of Ensuring the Future»

Dave Eggers (Author)

«How do you explain plastic to a medieval forest bard?»

Jefferson Smith

«Man kept control over the machines he created, I wish God would have done the same with the man he created.»

Amit Kalantri

«What will we be doing, when everything that can be done, can be done better by robots?»

Humberto Contreras

«I fear that we live in an ahistorical age in which we believe that we are so wise that we no longer need the lessons of the past, perhaps most disturbingly of all that technology has put us beyond the lessons of the past.»

J. Rufus Fears

«When I touched her body,»

Roman Payne

«Accepting that the odds are against you is the same as accepting defeat before you begin.»

Jay Samit

«No one who ever led a nation got there by following the path of another.»

Jay Samit

«Only chance to make the world a success for humanity lies in technology, grand possibility technology provides to do more with less, and indiscriminately for everyone. Return to nature as nature pre-technologically was, attractive and possible as it still in some places is, can only work for some of us.»

John Cage

«Be the best at what you do or the only one doing it.»

Jay Samit

«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

«CEOs will gladly overpay for a company if the acquisition enables them to keep their jobs.»

Jay Samit

«The joy of disruption comes from accepting that we all live in a temporal state.»

Jay Samit

«The doors magically opened without the assistance of modern electronic devices. Instead, they cleverly employed doormen.»

Jarod Kintz

«Those that recognize the inevitability of change stand to benefit the most from it.»

Jay Samit