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Friday, December 21, 2007

They say about technology...

18 thought-provoking technology quotes
Openswitch

“If the human race wants to go to hell in a basket, technology can help it get there by jet. It won’t change the desire or the direction, but it can greatly speed the passage.”
Charles M. Allen

“In guessing the direction of technology, it is wise to ask who is in the best position to profit most.”
Ben Bagdikian

“The environmental crisis is somber evidence of an insidious fraud hidden in the vaunted productivity and wealth of modern, technology-based society.”
Barry Commoner

“America’s technology has turned in upon itself; its corporate form makes it the servant of the profits, not the servant of human needs.”
Alice Embree

“Technology . . . the knack of so arranging the world that we need not experience it.”
Max Frisch

“If there is technological advance without social advance, there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery, in impoverishment.”
Michael Harrington

“In an age of advanced technology, inefficiency is the sin against the Holy Ghost.”
Aldous Huxley

“Modern technology has led to the concentration of economic and political power, and to the development of a society controlled (ruthlessly in the totalitarian states, politely and inconspicuously in the democracies) by Big Business and Big Government.”
Aldous Huxley

“A world technology means either a world government or a world suicide.”
Max Lerner

“Our technology, wiser than we, has given us to the unforeseen and unforeseeable means of worldwide understanding at the moment when worldwide understanding is the only possible means to lasting peace.”
Archibald MacLeish

“The nihilism of technology lies not only in the fact that it is the most perfect expression of the will to power . . . but also in the fact that it lacks meaning.”
Octavio Paz

“The technocratic imperative: ‘What can be done must be done.’”
Theodore Roszak

We are too prone to make technological instruments the scapegoats for the sins of those who wield them. The products of modern science are not in themselves good or bad; it is the way they are used that determines their value.”
David Sarnoff

“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

“The law of unintended consequences governs all technological revolutions.”
Joel L. Swerdlow

“Technological innovation consists of three stages, linked together into an self-reinforcing cycle. First, there is the creative, feasible idea. Second, its practical application. Third, its diffusion through society. The process is completed, the loop closed, when the diffusion of technology embodying the new idea, in turn, helps generate new creative ideas.”
Alvin Toffler

“Man cannot live by technology alone.”
Arnold J. Toynbee

“Technology: the invention, manufacture, and use of tools.”
Arnold J. Toynbee
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