Most popular technology quotes


Keeping calm and quiet is not necessarily pushing the world forward. And here comes the opposite attitude.


Technology brings the excitement, helps look into the future, and make us brave enough to try to shape it.

Cory Doctorow said once “This is why I loved technology: if you used it right, it could give you power and privacy.”

The whole idea is not about the choice between using or not using technology. The challenge is to use it right.

Some of the quotes are visualized to let you easier share them in social networks. A bit of reflection on how deeply we depend on technology is good for anyone, especially the one who spends too much time in social media networks.

The most technologically efficient machine that man has ever invented is the book. –Northrop Frye

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

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

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

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

All this modern technology just makes people try to do everything at once. –Bill Watterson

We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works. –Douglas Adams

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

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

Books may look like nothing more than words on a page, but they are actually an infinitely complex imaginotransference technology that translates odd, inky squiggles into pictures inside your head. –Jasper Fforde

I think that novels that leave out technology misrepresent life as badly as Victorians misrepresented life by leaving out sex. –Kurt Vonnegut

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

The human spirit must prevail over technology. –Albert Einstein

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

Technology frightens me to death. It’s designed by engineers to impress other engineers. And they always come with instruction booklets that
are written by engineers for other engineers — which is why almost no technology ever works. –John Cleese

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

Technology made large populations possible; large populations now make technology indispensable. –Joseph Wood Krutch

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

TV and the Internet are good because they keep stupid people from spending too much time out in public. –Douglas Coupland

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

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

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

Communications tools don’t get socially interesting until they get technologically boring. –Clay Shirky

Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic. –Sir Arthur C. Clarke

Ethics change with technology. –Larry Niven

So much technology, so little talent. –Vernor Vinge

Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute. –Harold Abelson

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

As a technology, the book is like a hammer. That is to say, it is perfect: a tool ideally suited to its task. Hammers can be tweaked and varied but will never go obsolete. Even when builders pound nails by the thousand with pneumatic nail guns, every household needs a hammer. –James Gleick

The ultimate promise of technology is to make us master of a world that we command by the push of a button. –Volker Grassmuck

Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories. –Laurie Anderson

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

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

Hardware: the parts of a computer that can be kicked. –Jeff Pesis

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

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

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

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

Technology has to be invented or adopted. –Jared Diamond

Technology… is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other. –Carrie Snow

Computers are like bikinis. They save people a lot of guesswork. –Sam Ewing

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

All of our technology is completely unnecessary to a happy life. –Tom Hodgkinson

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

Technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were born. –Alan Kay

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

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

This is why I loved technology: if you used it right, it could give you power and privacy. –Cory Doctorow

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

Technology is teaching us to be human again. –Simon Mainwaring