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Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them.
-: [ An Introduction to Mathematics (1911), ch. 5 ]
~ Alfred North Whitehead | ( English mathematician. ) | 1861-1947 | Technology
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
-: [ Rogers' Commission Report into the Challenger Crash, (June 1986) ]
~ Richard Feynman | (American physicist ) | 1918 - 1988 | Technology
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
I claim that in losing the spinning wheel we lost our left lung. We are, therefore, suffering from galloping consumption. The restoration of the wheel arrests the progress of the fell disease.
~ Mahatma Gandhi | ( Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism. ) | 1869-1948 | Technology
quotes Division : Religious People   
     
In health of mind and body, men should see with their own eyes, hear and speak without trumpets, walk on their feet, not on wheels, and work and war with their arms, not with engine-beams, nor rifles warranted to kill twenty men at a shot before you can see them.
~ John Ruskin | ( English art critic. ) | 1819-1900 | Technology
quotes Division : Artists   
     
Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
~ George Orwell | ( British novelist, essayist, and critic. ) | 1903-1950 | Technology
quotes Division : Critics   
     
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 | ( American naturalist ) | 1817-1862 | Technology
quotes Division : Naturalists   
     
Persons grouped around a fire or candle for warmth or light are less able to pursue independent thoughts, or even tasks, than people supplied with electric light. In the same way, the social and educational patterns latent in automation are those of self-employment and artistic autonomy.
~ Marshall Mcluhan | ( Canadian communications theorist and educator. ) | 1911-1980 | Technology
quotes Division : Educators   
     
Technological progress is like an ax in the hands of a pathological criminal.
~ Albert Einstein | ( German-Swiss-U.S. scientist. ) | 1879-1955 | Technology
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false; the opposite of a great truth is also true.
~ Niels Bohr | (Danish physicist. ) | 1885-1962 | Technology
quotes Division : Physicists   
     
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.
-: [ Innovations: Scientific, Technological and Social, 1970 ]
~ Dennis Gabor | (British physicist and inventor (Nobel 1971) ) | 1900-1979 | Technology
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
The only perfection which modern civilisation achieves is mechanical; machines are magnificent and immaculate but the life which serves them or is served by them isn't magnificent or shiny or more perfect or more comely.
-: [ Letters from England (1925) ]
~ Karel Čapek | (Czech author and playwright ) | 1890 - 1938 | Technology
quotes Division : Czech writers   
     
The press, the machine, the railway, the telegraph are premises whose thousand-year conclusion no one has yet dared to draw.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche | ( German-Swiss philosopher and writer. ) | 1844-1900 | Technology
quotes Division : German Philosophers   
     
We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.
-: [ The Salmon of Doubt (2002) ]
~ Douglas Adams | (British comic radio dramatist ) | 1952- | Technology
quotes Division : Humorists and Comedians   
     
When Congress passes new emission standards, we hire 50 more engineers and GM hires 50 more lawyers.
-: [ Playboy Interview ]
~ Soichiro Honda | (Japanese industrialist ) | 1906 - 1991 | Technology
quotes Division : Industrialists   
     
When we can drain the Ocean into mill-ponds, and bottle up the Force of Gravity, to be sold by retail, in gas jars; then may we hope to comprehend the infinitudes of man's soul under formulas of Profit and Loss; and rule over this too, as over a patent engine, by checks, and valves, and balances.
~ Thomas Carlyle | ( British historian and essayist. ) | 1795-1881 | Technology
quotes Division : Historians   
     
When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.
~ Julius Robert Oppenheimer | ( American nuclear physicist. ) | 1904-1967 | Technology
quotes Division : Scientists and Inventors   
     
Where there is the necessary technical skill to move mountains, there is no need for the faith that moves mountains.
~ Eric Hoffer | ( American philosopher and author. ) | 1902-1983 | Technology
quotes Division : American Philosophers