“My God, it's full of stars!” - David Bowman 2001: A Space Odyssey
Clarke's Three Laws:
Arthur C. Clarke formulated the following three "laws" of prediction:
- When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is probably wrong.
- The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
- 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.”
Arthur C Clarke
“Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.” - Tim Berners-Lee
“The future is already here.”
“It’s just not evenly distributed.”
“Computers make excellent and efficient servants, but I have no wish to serve under them.” - Spock, Star Trek
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal. - Albert Einstein
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it? - Albert Einstein
"Nothing is withheld from us what we have conceived to do." - Russell Kirsch, inventor of the first internally programmable computer and process for displaying images digitally
The best way to predict the future is to invent it. -- Alan Kay
"Man is the lowest-cost, 150-pound, nonlinear, all-purpose computer system which can be mass-produced by unskilled labor." - NASA in 1965
“New technology is common, new thinking is rare.” - Sir Peter Blake
“The interface between man and machine … is more important than the power of the man or the power of the machine in determining overall capability.” — Shyam Sankar
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