Friday Filosophy #2016-17

Over the past three to four decades there has been many trillions of dollars spent on technology. Unfortunately there has not been the same investment in sociology. Friday Filosophy #2016-17 offers some timely quotes on technology.

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology exceeded our humanity.

Albert Einstein


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.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


If someone tells you that you have a lot of potential when you are sixteen that is a complement. If that some someone tells you that you have a lot of potential at sixty six you have to ask what you have done for the past fifty years.

R.J. Slee


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

Bill Gates


Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. Clarke


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

Carrier Snow


Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards escalate.

Alvin Toffler


The internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.

Andrew Brown


Men have become the tools of their tools.

Henry David Thoreau


The time is now.