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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke
The march of science and technology does not imply growing intellectual complexity in the lives of most people. It often means the opposite.
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.
Making duplicate copies and computer printouts of things no one wanted even one of in the first place is giving America a new sense of purpose.
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book-length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle.
The newest computer can merely compound, at speed, the oldest problem in the relations between human beings, and in the end the communicator will be confronted with the old problem, of what to say and how to say it.
Edward R. Murrow
The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.
Even with all our technology and the inventions that make modern life so much easier than it once was, it takes just one big natural disaster to wipe all that away and remind us that, here on Earth, we're still at the mercy of nature.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we're too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone.
We have more media than ever and more technology in our lives. It's supposed to help us communicate, but it has the opposite effect of isolating us.
As connected as we are with technology, it's also removed us from having to have human connection, made it more convenient to not be intimate.
Will be in hospital tomorrow night for sleep study. If one or more would like to fill in for fun it would be appreciated. Told me to bring jammies and teddy bear.
This post was edited by don_socal on Wed, Jul 9, 14 at 4:07