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  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
  

  Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Working alone on a poem, a poet is of all artists the most free. The poem can be written with a modicum of technology, and can be published, in most cases, quite cheaply.  
 -  James Fenton
  

  If that's there, I believe that technology will probably step up to their part of it.  
 -  Neil Armstrong
  

  America should lead on science and technology and Americans should win the race on the kinds of discoveries that unleash new jobs.  
 -  Barack Obama
  

  21st century businesses will rely on American science, technology, research and development.  
 -  Barack Obama
  

  The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.  
 -  Edward Teller
  

  If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

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

  A computer is like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy.  
 -  Joseph Campbell
  

  Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  Research and development needs permanent tax credits to build the technology that spurs our growth. But no government programs alone can get America's students to study more science and math; parents must push and help their children to meet this goal.  
 -  Ernest Istook
  

  Technology is like a fish. The longer it stays on the shelf, the less desirable it becomes.  
 -  Andrew Heller
  

  Well Microsoft really does develop some really interesting technology.  
 -  Carl Icahn
  

  I am, in fact, a medical doctor; I am a world expert in mechanical heart technology; and I am an athletically fit man who takes care of his own health through diet and exercise, including frequent five mile runs.  
 -  Robert Jarvik
  

  As a medical doctor who chose a career in artificial heart technology rather than clinical practice, I decided not to take an internship, which is required for licensing. Instead, I work with invention, manufacturing, regulatory affairs, and clinical application of artificial hearts.  
 -  Robert Jarvik
  

  We cannot sacrifice innocent human life now for vague and exaggerated promises of medical treatments thirty of forty years from now. There are ways to pursue this technology and respect life at the same time.  
 -  Ernest Istook
  

  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
  

  There's a lot that can be done for people who are using technology in a better way.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

  The reason is that till date, in spite of advances in information technology and strategies of information, the written word in the form of books still remains one of humanity's most enduring legacies.  
 -  Ibrahim Babangida
  

  People always ask me if I could live in any other era what would it be, and I tell them none! I feel so lucky to live in an age where technology has changed and continues to change and make life so much more exciting. It keeps everyone young and constantly learning new things.  
 -  Nina Garcia
  

  I think it's brought the world a lot closer together, and will continue to do that. There are downsides to everything; there are unintended consequences to everything. The most corrosive piece of technology that I've ever seen is called television - but then, again, television, at its best, is magnificent.  
 -  Steve Jobs
  

  It's not a faith in technology. It's faith in people.  
 -  Steve Jobs
  

  Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.  
 -  Christian Lous Lange
  

  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
  

  So let's not use a stylus. We're going to use the best pointing device in the world. We're going to use a pointing device that we're all born with - born with ten of them. We're going to use our fingers. We're going to touch this with our fingers. And we have invented a new technology called multi-touch, which is phenomenal. It works like magic.  
 -  Steve Jobs
  

  With our technology, with objects, literally three people in a garage can blow away what 200 people at Microsoft can do. Literally can blow it away. Corporate America has a need that is so huge and can save them so much money, or make them so much money, or cost them so much money if they miss it, that they are going to fuel the object revolution.  
 -  Steve Jobs
  

  The over-all point is that new technology will not necessarily replace old technology, but it will date it. By definition. Eventually, it will replace it. But it's like people who had black-and-white TVs when color came out. They eventually decided whether or not the new technology was worth the investment.  
 -  Steve Jobs
  

  We're changing the world with technology.  
 -  Bill Gates
  

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

  I've always wanted to own and control the primary technology in everything we do.  
 -  Steve Jobs
  

  I'm sorry, it's true. Having children really changes your view on these things. We're born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It's been happening for a long time. Technology is not changing it much - if at all.  
 -  Steve Jobs
  

  No one bill will cure the problem of spam. It will take a combined effort of legislation, litigation, enforcement, customer education, and technology solutions.  
 -  Colin Baker
  

  Technology is making gestures precise and brutal, and with them men.  
 -  Theodor Adorno
  

  Technology determines the possibilities of society. It doesn't matter whether you start out from a fascist state or a communist state or a free-market state.  
 -  Iain Banks
  

  I think a lot of people are frightened of technology and frightened of change, and the way to deal with something you're frightened of is to make fun of it. That's why science fiction fans are dismissed as geeks and nerds.  
 -  Iain Banks
  

  Cinema reflects culture and there is no harm in adapting technology, but not at the cost of losing your originality.  
 -  Jackie Chan
  

  While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.  
 -  Maya Angelou
  

  I mean, technology is amoral. It has no morality.  
 -  Robert Ballard
  

  I mean, when you get down to very low numbers of nuclear weapons, and you contemplate going to zero, how do you deal with the reality of that technology being available to almost any country that seeks to pursue it? And what conditions do you put in place?  
 -  Robert M. Gates
  

  You used to have to sing and convey emotion, and now, well, technically you can do anything with technology. It sucks for music today, but that's why that old music feels so good to me.  
 -  Christina Aguilera
  

  We're competing with everything: the beach, the mall, bookstores. Libraries are in a transition right now, caught between two forces, the old ways and technology. Libraries are under a lot of pressure to provide both.  
 -  John Callahan
  

  And the buying of new machinery meant not only the possibility of production, but even the new technology, 'cos as I mentioned before, we were back of seven, eight years.  
 -  Gianni Agnelli
  

  Technology is a word that describes something that doesn't work yet.  
 -  Douglas Adams
  

  All the technology of our production was still pre-War. They were sort of '38, '39 and the War had been stable and so we were infinitely behind whatever had been going on in the United States for instance.  
 -  Gianni Agnelli
  

  Originally, technology was pretty clearly on the side of introversion. It allowed introverts to connect with people, to express their ideas in a less stimulating way: you're sitting alone behind a computer. But I'm starting to think that the pressure to self-present constantly online is becoming so extreme.  
 -  Jonathan Cain
  

  When I write a scientific treatise, I might reach 100 people. When the 'National Geographic' covers a project, it communicates about plants and fish and underwater technology to more than 10 million people.  
 -  Sylvia Earle
  

  Advances in computer technology and the Internet have changed the way America works, learns, and communicates. The Internet has become an integral part of America's economic, political, and social life.  
 -  Bill Clinton
  

  I don't think people buy technology products because of the personalities of the people behind them.  
 -  Mario Balotelli
  

  I think we can allow the therapeutic uses of nuclear transplant technology, which we call cloning, without running the danger of actually having live human beings born.  
 -  David Baltimore
  

  The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.  
 -  Steve Ballmer
  

  Avatar' is the greatest, most comprehensive collection of movie cliches ever assembled, but it's put together in a brand new way with a new technology, and tremendous imagination, making it a true epic and a kind of a milestone.  
 -  Joe Dante
  

  I don't know technology and engineering. I don't know accounting.  
 -  Bernard Ebbers
  

  When CD technology first came out, it was just so much waste.  
 -  Rick Danko
  

  We humans are an extremely important manifestation of the replication bomb, because it is through us - through our brains, our symbolic culture and our technology - that the explosion may proceed to the next stage and reverberate through deep space.  
 -  Richard Dawkins
  

  Consciousness permits us to develop the instruments of culture - morality and justice, religion, art, economics and politics, science and technology. Those instruments allow us some measure of freedom in the confrontation with nature.  
 -  Antonio Damasio
  

  The growth of technology is such that it is not possible today for a nuclear physicist to switch into medical physics without training. The field is now much more technical. More training is needed to do the job.  
 -  James Cameron
  

  Capitalist production, therefore, develops technology, and the combining together of various processes into a social whole, only by sapping the original sources of all wealth - the soil and the labourer.  
 -  Karl Marx
  

  I was always fascinated by engineering. Maybe it was an attempt maybe to get my father's respect or interest, or maybe it was just a genetic love of technology, but I was always trying to build things.  
 -  James Cameron
  

  We cannot escape that Hollywood is in the middle of a wave of technological change. The current angst over all the implications of new entertainment technology is nothing new.  
 -  Michael Eisner
  

  You can always improve on something, the technology is different today, but I would leave it well alone. If there was something that was incomplete, that might be interesting... because I do that on my website.  
 -  Dave Davies
  

  We are in an electronic technology age now and it's about time we put away the old stuff.  
 -  Kim Edwards
  

  The new information technology... Internet and e-mail... have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.  
 -  Peter F. Drucker
  

  A permanent base on Mars would have a number of advantages beyond being a bonanza for planetary science and geology. If, as some evidence suggests, exotic micro-organisms have arisen independently of terrestrial life, studying them could revolutionise biology, medicine and biotechnology.  
 -  Paul Davies
  

  To expect alien technology to be just a few decades ahead of ours is too incredible to be taken seriously.  
 -  Paul Davies