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There will still be things that machines cannot do. They will not produce great art or great literature or great philosophy; they will not be able to discover the secret springs of happiness in the human heart; they will know nothing of love and friendship.

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) British logician and philosopher.

Technology does not drive change -- it enables change.

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When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and you argue about what to do about it only after you have had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.

Julius Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) American nuclear physicist.

Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.

George Orwell (1903-1950) British novelist, essayist, and critic.

Technological progress is like an ax in the hands of a pathological criminal.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Swiss-U.S. scientist.


I claim that in losing the spinning wheel we lost our left lung. We are, therefore, suffering from galloping consumption. The restoration of the wheel arrests the progress of the fell disease.

Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948) Preeminent leader of Indian nationalism.

Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand.

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Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

Persons grouped around a fire or candle for warmth or light are less able to pursue independent thoughts, or even tasks, than people supplied with electric light. In the same way, the social and educational patterns latent in automation are those of self-employment and artistic autonomy.

Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980) Canadian communications theorist and educator.

The sad thing about artificial intelligence is that it lacks artifice and therefore intelligence.

Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) French sociologist, and philosopher.