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25 Science and technology Quotes

All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value.

Carl Sagan Quotes

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The cell phone has transformed public places into giant phone-a-thons in which callers exist within narcissistic cocoons of private conversations. Like faxes, computer modems and other modern gadgets that have clogged out lives with phony urgency, cell phones represent the 20th Century's escalation of imaginary need. We didn't need cell phones until we had them. Clearly, cell phones cause not only a breakdown of courtesy, but the atrophy of basic skills.

Mary Schmich Quotes

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Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction.

E. F. Schumacker Quotes

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Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.

Gertrude Stein Quotes

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The research rat of the future allows experimentation without manipulation of the real world. This is the cutting edge of modeling technology.

John Spencer Quotes

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Each year, it seems, larger and more daunting mountains of text rise from the lush lowlands of visual reproduction.

Calvin Tomkins Quotes

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Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn't look up. Well, maybe once.

Isaac Asimov Quotes

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I never did anything worth doing entirely by accident and none of my inventions came about totally by accident. They came about by hard work.

Thomas Alva Edison Quotes

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Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.

Evan Esar Quotes

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We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.

Carl Sagan Quotes

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The system of nature, of which man is a part, tends to be self-balancing, self-adjusting, self-cleansing. Not so with technology.

E. F. Schumacher Quotes

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

Carrie P. Snow Quotes

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The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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Of all my inventions, I liked the phonograph best. Life's most soothing things are sweet music and a child's goodnight.

Thomas Alva Edison Quotes

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What hath God wrought?

Samuel F. B. Morse Quotes

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The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.

Antoine de Saint Quotes

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The robot is going to lose. Not by much. But when the final score is tallied, flesh and blood is going to beat the damn monster.

Adam Smith Quotes

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What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.

Herbert Simon Quotes

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Someday man will harness the rise and fall of the tides, imprison the power of the sun, and release atomic power.

Thomas Alva Edison Quotes

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You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine.

Flip Wilson Quotes

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If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger.

Frank Lloyd Wright Quotes

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I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it. I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others. I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it. I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill. The dove is my emblem.

Thomas Alva Edison Quotes

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I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.

Thomas Alva Edison Quotes

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Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.

Thomas Alva Edison Quotes

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I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent. My main purpose in life is to make money so that I can afford to go on creating more inventions.

Thomas Alva Edison Quotes

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