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55+ Technology Quotes and Puns

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Technology ― we love it, we hate it, but technology is definitely here to stay. Here are 55+ best technology quotes that talk about the benefits of technology, the harmful and negative effects, and technology quotes about the future.

Funny Technology Quotes

  1. “A CD. How quaint. We have these in museums.” ― Eoin Colfer
Quote image: “People who smile while they are alone used to be called insane until we invented smartphones and social media.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

2. “People who smile while they are alone used to be called insane until we invented smartphones and social media.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

3. “There are cameras nowadays that have been developed to tell the difference between a squirrel and a bomb.” ― George W. Bush

4. “Technical people don’t make good slaves. Without their wholehearted cooperation, things fall apart.” ― Vernor Vinge

5. “First we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII — and we thought it was a typewriter. Then we discovered graphics, and we thought it was a television. With the World Wide Web, we’ve realized it’s a brochure.” ― Douglas Adams

6. “It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done.” ― Terry Pratchett

7. “I won’t be impressed with technology until I can download food.”

8. “Life is too short to remove USB safely.”

9. “Wi-Fi went down for five minutes, so I had to talk to my family. They seem like nice people.”

10. “Life was much easier when Apple and Blackberry were just fruits.”

Quotes about the Benefits of Technology

11. “The iPod completely changed the way people approach music.”― Karl Lagerfeld

12. “So, your kids must love the iPad?” I asked Mr. [Steve] Jobs, trying to change the subject. The company’s first tablet was just hitting the shelves. “They haven’t used it,” he told me. “We limit how much technology our kids use at home.” (NYTimes article, Sept. 10, 2014)” ― Nick Bilton

13. “The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn’t any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it’s right. If it disturbs you it’s wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.” ― Robert M. Pirsig

Quote image: “Humans are the reproductive organs of technology.” ― Kevin Kelly


14. “Humans are the reproductive organs of technology.” ― Kevin Kelly

15. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ― Arthur C. Clarke

16. “I know there’s a proverb which that says ‘To err is human,’ but a human error is nothing to what a computer can do if it tries.” ― Agatha Christie

17. “Magic–that’s just a label, you know. Completely meaningless. It wasn’t so very long ago that people were saying that electricity was magic.” ― Robert Bloch

18. “The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect.” ― Esther Dyson

19. “Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.” ― J.G. Ballard

20. “Technology is best when it brings people together.” ― Matt Mullenweg

Quote image: “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” ― Bill Gates

21. “Technology is just a tool. In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is the most important.” ― Bill Gates

22. “Technology is a useful servant but a dangerous master.” Christian Lous Lange

23. “Technology is the campfire around which we tell our stories.” ― Laurie Anderson

24. “We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not changed.” ― Lawrence Clark Powell

25. “Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe. ” ― Alan Watts

26. “Our technology forces us to live mythically” ― Marshall McLuhan

27. “It’s not a faith in technology. It’s faith in people.” Steve Jobs

28. “The point is not how we use a tool, but how it uses us.” ― Nick Joaquín

Technology Quotes about Harmful Effects

29. “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.” ― Arthur C. Clarke

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

31. “Even the technology that promises to unite us, divides us. Each of us is now electronically connected to the globe, and yet we feel utterly alone.” ― Dan Brown

32. “Books don’t need batteries.” ― Nadine Gordimer

33. “We can’t jump off bridges anymore because our iPhones will get ruined. We can’t take skinny dips in the ocean because there’s no service on the beach and adventures aren’t real unless they’re on Instagram. Technology has doomed the spontaneity of adventure and we’re helping destroy it every time we Google, check-in, and hashtag.” ― Jeremy Glass

34. “We refuse to turn off our computers, turn off our phone, log off Facebook, and just sit in silence, because in those moments we might actually have to face up to who we really are.” ― Jefferson Bethke

35. “As cities grow and technology takes over the world, belief and imagination fade away and so do we.” ― Julie Kagawa

36. “Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we do not experience it.” ― Rollo May

Quote image: “The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.” ― Karl Marx

37. “The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.” ― Karl Marx

38. “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” ― Albert Einstein

39. “It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.” ― Clive James

40. “Once a new technology rolls over you, if you’re not part of the steamroller, you’re part of the road.”― Stewart Brand

41. “This society eliminates geographical distance only to produce a new internal separation.” ― Guy Debord

42. “All of a sudden, we’ve lost a lot of control,’ he said. ‘We can’t turn off our internet; we can’t turn off our smartphones; we can’t turn off our computers. You used to ask a smart person a question. Now, who do you ask? It starts with g-o, and it’s not God…” ― Steve Wozniak

43. “The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.” ― Sydney J. Harris

Quote image: “The real danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.” ― Sydney J. Harris

44. “This is the whole point of technology. It creates an appetite for immortality on the one hand. It threatens universal extinction on the other.

45. Technology is lust removed from nature. – Murray (WN 285)” ― Don DeLillo

46. “We’ve arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology. We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster.” ― Carl Sagan

47. “Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.” ― Pablo Picasso

Tech Quotes about the Future

48. “You never change things by fighting the existing reality.”

49. “To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” ― Buckminster Fuller

50. “Technology causes problems as well as solves problems. Nobody has figured out a way to ensure that, as of tomorrow, technology won’t create problems. Technology simply means increased power, which is why we have the global problems we face today.” (Interview, Sierra Magazine, May/June 2005)” ― Jared Diamond

51. “Ethics change with technology.” ― Larry Niven

Quote image: “The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past.” ― Tim Berners-Lee


52. “The Web as I envisaged it, we have not seen it yet. The future is still so much bigger than the past.” ― Tim Berners-Lee

53. “If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.” ― Lyndon B. Johnson

54. “The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.” ― Bill Gates

55. “It is tempting to write the history of technology through products: the wheel; the microscope; the airplane; the Internet. But it is more illuminating to write the history of technology through transitions: linear motion to circular motion; visual space to subvisual space; motion on land to motion on air; physical connectivity to virtual connectivity.” ― Siddhartha Mukherjee

56. “The Internet is the Petri dish of humanity. We can’t control what grows in it, but we don’t have to watch either.” ― Tiffany Madison

57. “Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defining force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option but a necessity imposed on all human activity.” ― Jacques Ellul

58. “Technology has solved old economic problems by giving us new psychological problems. The internet has not just open-sourced information, it has also open-sourced insecurity, self-doubt, and shame.” ― Mark Manson

59. “As technology advances in complexity and scope, fear becomes more primitive.” ― Don DeLillo

Quote image: “Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.” ― Barry Gehm

60. “Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.” ― Barry Gehm

61. “In the age of technology, there is constant access to vast amounts of information. The basket overflows; people get overwhelmed; the eye of the storm is not so much what goes on in the world, it is the confusion of how to think, feel, digest, and react to what goes on.” ― Criss Jami

62. “1. 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 very probably wrong. 2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”

63. “It seems to me, Golan, that the advance of civilization is nothing but an exercise in the limiting of privacy.” ― Isaac Asimov

64. “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’.” ― Philip K. Dick

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