120 Positive Technology Quotes That Will Advance Your Life

These technology quotes explain the importance of technology, the downside of technology, and everything in between.

Technology is a term that gets thrown around in today’s age, especially when speaking about Millennials and Gen Z.

Most times, these remarks are disparaging and refer to how we rely on technology too much or that technology is ruining the world.

However, technology has been around since the beginning of man, and humans have always searched for it.

If you read that and thought I was crazy, then ask yourself, “How do you define technology?”

The definition of technology is “the set of knowledge, skills, experience, and techniques through which humans change, transform and use our environment in order to create tools, machines, products and services that meet our needs and desires.”

So when cave dwellers discovered how to make fire or build a wheel, this was a huge technological advancement.

I wonder if the older generation bemoaned the fact that their young had it too easy using a cart.

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

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2. “The human spirit must prevail over technology.” ― Albert Einstein

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

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

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

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6. “The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art.” ― John Lasseter

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7. “Technology like art is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.” ― Daniel Bell

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8. “Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic.” ― Arthur C. Clarke

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

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

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11. “Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” ― Thomas Edison

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

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13. “I think that novels that leave out technology misrepresent life as badly as Victorians misrepresented life by leaving out sex.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

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14. “Please, no matter how we advance technologically, please don’t abandon the book. There is nothing in our material world more beautiful than the book.” ― Patti Smith

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

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16. “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.” ― Steve Jobs

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17. “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

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18. “I might love my e-reader, but I’d never pass up the chance to browse real books.” ― Nichole Chase

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19. “Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition, and myth frame our response.” ― Arthur Schlesinger

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20. “Cars will soon have the Internet on the dashboard. I worry that this will distract me from my texting.” ― Andy Borowitz

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21. “I’d rather check my Facebook than face my checkbook.” ― Craig Coelho

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22. “‘User’ is the word used by the computer professional when they mean ‘idiot.’” ― Dave Barry

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23. “What did people do when they went to the bathroom before smartphones?” ― Aaron Cobra

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24. “To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.” ― Paul Ehrlich

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25. My life is now a constant assessment of whether what’s happening in real life is more entertaining than what’s happening on my phone.” ― Damien Fahey

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26. “We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.” ― Douglas Adams

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27. “Technology is a word that describes something that doesn’t work yet.” ― Douglas Adams

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28. “Man is a slow, sloppy, and brilliant thinker; computers are fast, accurate, and stupid.” ― John Pfeiffer

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

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30. “The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.” ― B. F. Skinner

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31. “This is the whole point of technology. It creates an appetite for immortality on the one hand. It threatens universal extinction on the other. Technology is lust removed from nature.” ― Don DeLillo

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

33. “If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.” ― Omar Bradley

34. “What new technology does is create new opportunities to do a job that customers want done.” ―Tim O’Reilly

35. “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

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

37. “Technology – with all its promise and potential – has gotten so far beyond human control that it’s threatening the future of humankind.” ― Kim J. Vicente

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

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

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

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41. “Technology made large populations possible; large populations now make technology indispensable.” ― Joseph Krutch

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

43. “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

44. “As technology accumulates and people in more parts of the planet become interdependent, the hatred between them tends to decrease, for the simple reason that you can’t kill someone and trade with him too.” ― Steven Pinker

45. “All of the biggest technological inventions created by man – the airplane, the automobile, the computer – says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.” ― Mark Kennedy

46. “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

47. “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

48. “The technology you use impresses no one. The experience you create with it is everything.” — Sean Gerety

49. “Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.” ― R. Buckminster Fuller

50. “You cannot endow even the best machine with initiative; the jolliest steamroller will not plant flowers.” ― Walter Lippmann

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51. “Technology is like a fish. The longer it stays on the shelf, the less desirable it becomes.” ― Andre Heller

52. “Technology means you can now do amazing things easily; but you couldn’t easily do them legally.” ― Lawrence lessig

53. “Technology has to be invented or adopted.” ― Jared Diamond

54. “Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God’s gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences.” ― Freeman Dyson

55. “What I did in my youth is hundreds of times easier today. Technology breeds crime.” ― Frank W. Abagnale

56. “Computers are like bikinis. They save people a lot of guesswork.” ― Sam Ewing

57. 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

58. “Mankind soon will be forced to utilize a kind of technology that’s still rejected by current civilization.” ― Toba Beta

59. “Communication tools don’t get socially interesting until they get technologically boring.” ― Clay Shirky

60. “People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.” ― Alan Kay

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61. “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

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62. “Everybody has to be able to participate in a future that they want to live for. That’s what technology can do.” — Dean Kamen

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

64. “Technology is society made durable.” — Bruno Latour

65. “By innovating and investing in health technology, we believe that we can really change the future of health.” — Frans van Houten

66. “Technology is not just a tool. It can give learners a voice that they may not have had before.” ― George Couros

67. “It’s not that we use technology, we live technology.” — Godfrey Reggio

68. “Sharing is good, and with digital technology, sharing is easy.” — Richard Stallman

69. “The future of innovation has to include not only the technology, but economic viability.” — Dennis Muilenburg

70. “Good, bad or indifferent, if you are not investing in new technology, you are going to be left behind.” — Philip Green

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71. “As information technology restructures the work situation, it abstracts thought from action.” — Shoshana Zuboff

72. “The future masters of technology will have to be light-hearted and intelligent. The machine easily masters the grim and the dumb.” — Marshall McLuhan

73. “Technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were born.” — Alan Kay

74. We’ve arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.” — Carl Sagan

75. “Technology gives us the facilities that lessen the barriers of time and distance – the telegraph and cable, the telephone, radio, and the rest.” — Emily Greene Balch

76. “As technology continues to increase our possibilities, what we’re seeing is a shrinking of the lag time between what we dream about and what we create.” — Jason Silva

77. “The technologies which have had the most profound effects on human life are usually simple.” — Freeman Dyson

78. “The key to success for everything in business, science and technology is never to follow the others.” — Masaru Ibuka

79. “The new information technology… Internet and e-mail… have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.” — Peter Drucker

80. “Digital technology allows us a much larger scope to tell stories that were pretty much the grounds of the literary media.” — George Lucas

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81. “The advance of technology, like the growth of population and industry, has also been proceeding exponentially.” ― Carl Kaysen

82. “Curiously, once technology gets boring, the social effects get interesting.” ― Clay Shirky

83. “Across the communication landscape move the specters of sinister technologies and the dreams that money can buy.” ― J. G. Ballard

84. “Well Microsoft really does develop some really interesting technology.” ― Miguel de Icaza

85. There’s a lot that can be done for people who are using technology in a better way.” ― Bill Gates

86. “What we are finding out now is that there are not only limits to growth but also to technology and that we cannot allow technology to go on without public consent.” ― David R. Brower

87. “There is unquestionably a contradiction between an efficient technological machine and the flowering of human nature, of the human personality.” ― Arthur Miller

88. “A vast technology has been developed to prevent, reduce, or terminate exhausting labor and physical damage. It is now dedicated to the production of the most trivial conveniences and comfort.” ― B. F. Skinner

89. “Technology is driving the innovation. Technology is driving the creativity. Technology and the use of that is going to determine our workers’ ability to compete in the 21st century global marketplace.” ― Ron Kind

90. “Many people recognize that technology often comes with unintended and undesirable side effects.” ― Leon Kass

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91. “We expect more from technology and less from each other.” ― Sherry Turkle

92. “To hell with you. To hell with you and to hell with the Internet.” ― Ray Bradbury

93. “We have too many cellphones. We’ve got too many internets. We have got to get rid of those machines. We have too many machines now.” ― Ray Bradbury

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94. “The information age is so psychotic – without the cell phone and Internet, I would be drama free right now.” ― Lauren Barnholdt

95. “People, there’s no such thing as, THE BEST CAMERA BRAND, but yes there will always be THE BEST CAMERA AT ANY GIVEN TIME. Technology will change, but not art.” ― Ashraf Saharudin

96. “Technology enables us to work every minute of every day from any place on the planet.” ― Carl Honoré

97. “When we introduce new technologies into our classrooms we are teaching our students twice.” ― Michael Joseph Brown

98. “Technology doesn’t change people’s basic needs or their natures.” ― Priya Ardis

99. “Until you get to know them in person, anyone you correspond with online remains a stranger.” ― Michael Miller

100. “It was one thing to use computers as a tool, quite another to let them do your thinking for you.” ― Tom Clancy

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101. “Once you get to naming your laptop, you know that you’re really having a deep relationship with it.” ― Cory Doctorow

102. “Life without a phone is riskier, lonelier, more vivid.” ― Eloisa James

103. “Nature is the ultimate technology; a technology we are still too immature, arrogant, possessive and careless to care for responsibly.” ― Bryant McGill

104. “The technological man is limited as his tools. The man without technologies is limitless.” ― Bilal Hussain

105. “What will we be doing, when everything that can be done, can be done better by robots?”

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106. “It’s not that any sufficiently advanced technology is magic, it’s that any technology taking place beyond the threshold of our senses is.” ― Nick Harkaway

107. “Ancient miracles are technological wonders.” ― Toba Beta

108. “The ultimate form of our technological achievement will be identical to the beginning state of this nature.” ― Toba Beta

109. “A phone call should be a convenience to the caller, not an inconvenience to the called.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

110. “While games are fun to play, children should grow up not just being the consumers of technology but also the creators of technology.” ― Newton Lee

Information Technology Quotes

111. “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

112. “I do not fear computers. I fear lack of them.” ― Isaac Asimov

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

114. “Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate.” ― Alvin Toffler

115. “Innovation is the outcome of a habit, not a random act.” ― Sukant Ratnakar

116. “The technology keeps moving forward, which makes it easier for the artists to tell their stories and paint the pictures they want.” ― George Lucas

117. “The great myth of our times is that technology is communication.” ― Libby Larsen

118. “Technology should improve your life… not become your life.” ― Billy Cox

119. “Let’s go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” ― Steve Jobs

120. “We have to stop optimizing for programmers and start optimizing for users.” ― Jeff Atwood

What Did You Learn From These Technology Quotes?

Many influential men weighed in with their thoughts about the effects of technology in these technology quotes.

What do you think about technology?

Technology not only makes our lives easier, but it can also help us save the planet, streamline businesses, and improve our health.

There are some downsides to technology.

The most significant ones include security, privacy, and job insecurity.

Technology itself isn’t inherently good or bad.

It comes down to how we use technology that matters.

The same technology that makes us safer can steal our data.

With job insecurity, it is undeniable that some jobs get replaced with new technologies, but it creates new jobs.

The ferriers were, no doubt, threatened by the automobile on their businesses, but they adapted.

Can you imagine life without motorized transportation?

What technological advancement would you like to see in your lifetime?

I’m still waiting for ‘Rosie’ to be a member of my household.

That and flying cars.

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