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Douglas Adams' 3 Rules That Describe Our Technophobia

And other famous technology quotes

Anne Parsons
Douglas Adams' 3 Rules That Describe Our Technophobia© 2018 Emilãine Vieira

Douglas Adams

“I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:

1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.

2. Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.

3. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.”

Philip K. Dick

“There will come a time when it isn't 'They're spying on me through my phone' anymore. Eventually, it will be 'My phone is spying on me'.”

Arthur C. Clarke

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” 

“Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all.” 

Aldous Huxley

“Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.”

Pablo Picasso

“Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.”

Steve Jobs

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.

Bill Gates

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

Via Goodreads.com

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