Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: (1) It’s completely impossible. (2) It’s possible, but it’s not worth doing. (3) I said it was a good idea all along.
My favourite definition of ‘Intellectual’ is: ‘A person whose education surpasses their intelligence.’
This is the first age that’s ever paid much attention to the future, which is a little ironic since we may not have one.
If we have learned one thing from the history of invention and discovery, it is that, in the long run – and often in the short one – the most daring prophecies seem laughably conservative.
The effects of technological innovations are typically overrated in the short run but underestimated in the long run.
In democracy it’s your vote that counts; In feudalism it’s your count that votes.
– Mogens Jallberg
It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, ‘Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.’
– Sam Levenson