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120 Great Technology Quotes to Inspire You Today

120 Technology Quotes

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

“Our role as business leaders is to understand the strategic implications of digital transformation, lead the way forward and implement our vision for the future of our businesses and their contribution to the communities we support through our activities.” – António Belo Santos

“As technology advances in complexity and scope, fear becomes more primitive.” – Don DeLillo

“By innovating and investing in health technology, we believe that we can really change the future of health.” – Frans van Houten

“Technology like art is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.” – Daniel Bell

“People who smile while they are alone used to be called insane until we invented smartphones and social media.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Our future world will have to find equilibrium in the technology pendulum swing.” – Stephane Nappo

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” – Albert Einstein

“Technology has solved old economic problems by giving us new psychological problems. The internet has not just open-sourced information, it has also open-sourced insecurity, self-doubt, and shame.” – Mark Manson

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

“Technology and robotics are advancing and will reduce the need for workers in the future.” – Jan C. Ting

“Books don’t need batteries.” – Nadine Gordimer

“Technology – with all its promise and potential – has gotten so far beyond human control that its threatening the future of humankind.” – Kim Vicente

“Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.” – J.G. Ballard

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

“To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller

“There’s too much data today and there will be too much data in the future by a factor of a thousand.” – Ben Hoffman

“We’ve arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster.” – Carl Sagan

“There are cameras nowadays that have been developed to tell the difference between a squirrel and a bomb.” – George W. Bush

“If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.” – Lyndon B. Johnson

“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

“I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them.” – Isaac Asimov

“The human spirit must prevail over technology.” – Albert Einstein

“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

“Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window.” – Steve Wozniak

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

“Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.” – Barry Gehm

“All of the biggest technological inventions created by man – the airplane, the automobile, the computer – says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.” – Mark Kennedy

“It’s not that we use technology, we live technology.” – Godfrey Reggio

“In the age of technology, there is constant access to vast amounts of information. The basket overflows; people get overwhelmed; the eye of the storm is not so much what goes on in the world, it is the confusion of how to think, feel, digest, and react to what goes on.” – Criss Jami

“We have to stop optimizing for programmers and start optimizing for users.” – Jeff Atwood

“The AI does not hate you, nor does it love you, but you are made out of atoms which it can use for something else.” – Eliezer Yudkowsky

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“Innovation is the outcome of a habit, not a random act.” – Sukant Ratnakar

“We know very well how to operate the machines on which our futures depend yet we rarely know how they operate—our knowledge of the internal workings of the machines is almost mystical.” – Donald Stabile

“Our future success is directly proportional to our ability to understand, adopt and integrate new technology into our work.” – Sukant Ratnakar

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

“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

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

“We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed.” – Lawrence Clark Powell

“The great growling engine of change – technology.” – Alvin Toffler

“All of a sudden, we’ve lost a lot of control,’ he said. ‘We can’t turn off our internet; we can’t turn off our smartphones; we can’t turn off our computers. You used to ask a smart person a question. Now, who do you ask? It starts with g-o, and it’s not God…” – Steve Wozniak

“It’s not a faith in technology. It’s faith in people.” – Steve Jobs

“Technology is best when it brings people together.” – Matt Mullenweg

“Everybody has to be able to participate in a future that they want to live for. That’s what technology can do.” – Dean Kamen

“I know there’s a proverb which that says ‘To err is human,’ but a human error is nothing to what a computer can do if it tries.” – Agatha Christie

“Technical people don’t make good slaves. Without their wholehearted cooperation, things fall apart.” – Vernor Vinge

“It seems to me, Golan, that the advance of civilization is nothing but an exercise in the limiting of privacy.” – Isaac Asimov

“The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.” – Bill Gates

“Right now we have been and are building the future of computing, and what if mean to be connected to the internet, for the vast majority of human being” – Dieter Bohn

“If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.” – Frank Lloyd Wright

“The future of innovation has to include not only the technology, but economic viability.” – Dennis Muilenburg

“You cannot endow even the best machine with initiative; the jolliest steamroller will not plant flowers.” – Walter Lippmann

“Any new technology tends to go through a 25-year adoption cycle.” – Marc Andreessen

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

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

“The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.” – Bill Gates

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

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done.” – Tim O’Reilly

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

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

“Ethics change with technology.” – Larry Niven

“1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong. 2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”

“Mobile is the future, and there is no such thing as communication overloaded” – Eric Schmit

“The internet is no longer a web that we connect to. Instead, it’s a computerized, networked, and interconnected world that we live in. This is the future, and what we’re calling the Internet of Things.” – Bruce Schneier

“Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” – Steve Jobs

“A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.” – Steve Jobs

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

“Some people call this artificial intelligence, but the reality is this technology will enhance us. So instead of artificial intelligence, I think we’ll augment our intelligence.” – Ginni Rometty

“Technology should improve your life… not become your life.” – Billy Cox

“The iPod completely changed the way people approach music.” – Karl Lagerfeld

“Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we do not experience it.” – Rollo May

“It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.” – Clive James

“The Internet is the Petri dish of humanity. We can’t control what grows in it, but we don’t have to watch either.” – Tiffany Madison

“Our business is about technology, yes. But it’s also about operations and customer relationships.” – Michael Dell

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

“The technology you use impresses no one. The experience you create with it is everything.” – Sean Gerety

“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

“Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” – Bill Gates

“It is tempting to write the history of technology through products: the wheel; the microscope; the airplane; the Internet. But it is more illuminating to write the history of technology through transitions: linear motion to circular motion; visual space to subvisual space; motion on land to motion on air; physical connectivity to virtual connectivity.” – Siddhartha Mukherjee

“We can’t jump off bridges anymore because our iPhones will get ruined. We can’t take skinny dips in the ocean because there’s no service on the beach and adventures aren’t real unless they’re on Instagram. Technology has doomed the spontaneity of adventure and we’re helping destroy it every time we Google, check-in, and hashtag.” – Jeremy Glass

“Everything is designed. Few things are designed well.” – Brian Reed

“Life was much easier when Apple and Blackberry were just fruits.”

“This society eliminates geographical distance only to produce a new internal separation.” – Guy Debord

“Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.” – Jacques Ellul

“A CD. How quaint. We have these in museums.” – Eoin Colfer

“The best way to predict the future… is to invent it” – Alan kay

“No doubt one may quote history to support any cause, as the devil quotes scripture.” – Learned Hand

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

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

“Time travel occurs in humans’ collective subconscious.” – Toba Beta

“The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past.” – Tim Berners-Lee

“As more technology professionals devote more time to mentoring, they will sow the seeds of a future workforce capable of using Internet connections to change the world.” – Tae Yoo

“Life is too short to remove USB safely.”

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn’t any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it’s right. If it disturbs you it’s wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.” – Robert M. Pirsig

“By 2020, most home computers will have the computing power of a human brain. That doesn’t mean that they are brains, but it means that in terms of raw processing, they can process bits as fast as a brain can. So the question is, how far behind that is the development of a machine that’s as smart as we are?” – Seth Shostak

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality.”

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

“Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe. ” – Alan Watts

“Simplicity is about subtracting the obvious and adding the meaningful.” – John Maeda

“Technology enables us to work every minute of every day from any place on the planet.” – Carl Honoré

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

“I won’t be impressed with technology until I can download food.”

“Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“If you control the code, you control the world. This is the future that awaits us.” – Marc Goodman

“These days we have Smartphones, Smartcars, Smartboards, Smarteverything, but consider this: if technology is getting smarter, does that mean humans are getting dumber?” – Rebecca McNutt

“Even the technology that promises to unite us, divides us. Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone.” – Dan Brown

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

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.” – Apple Inc

“There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spying on me through my phone’ anymore. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on me’.” – Philip K. Dick

“It’s not a faith in technology. It’s faith in people.” – Steve Jobs

“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

“As cities grow and technology takes over the world, belief and imagination fade away and so do we.” – Julie Kagawa

“It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done.” – Terry Pratchett

“Our technology forces us to live mythically” – Marshall McLuhan

“Wi-Fi went down for five minutes, so I had to talk to my family. They seem like nice people.”

“The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect.” – Esther Dyson

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

“We refuse to turn off our computers, turn off our phone, log off Facebook, and just sit in silence, because in those moments we might actually have to face up to who we really are.” – Jefferson Bethke

“Humans are the reproductive organs of technology.” – Kevin Kelly

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

“Technology causes problems as well as solves problems. Nobody has figured out a way to ensure that, as of tomorrow, technology won’t create problems. Technology simply means increased power, which is why we have the global problems we face today.” (Interview, Sierra Magazine, May/June 2005)” – Jared Diamond

“The point is not how we use a tool, but how it uses us.” – Nick Joaquín

“As each wave of technology is released. It must be accompanied by a demand for new skills, new language. Consumers must constantly update their ways of thinking, always questioning their understanding of the world. Going back to old ways, old technology is forbidden. There in no past, no present, only an endless future of inadequacy” – Richard Kadrey

“The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.” – Karl Marx

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

Originally published October 8, 2021, updated October 8, 2021 is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Please see our disclosure for more info.

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