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A Quote by Michael on silicon valley, technology, business, freedom, and entrepreneurship

Silicon Valley, “the largest legal creation of wealth in history,” was built largely by unprofessional amateurs using math, sand, and the institutions of freedom.  The Soviet Union had the greatest mathematicians on earth, and plenty of sand, but without the institutions of freedom their brilliant mathematicians were not empowered to create
those devices that are changing the world.

Michael Strong

Source: The Flow Book: The Flow Opportunity: The Creative Powers of a Free Civilization

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by unknown on entrepeneur, business, media, and technology

Who Ever finds the new, new thing and makes it happens, wins!

unknown

Source: The New, New Thing; Jim Clark

Contributed by: Jeremy

A Quote by Bill Gates on complexity, solution, and technology

Cutting through complexity to find a solution runs through four predictable stages: determine a goal, find the highest-leverage approach, discover the ideal technology for that approach, and in the meantime, make the smartest application of the technology that you already have — whether it’s something sophisticated, like a drug, or something simpler, like a bednet.

Bill Gates

Source: Gates Harvard Commencement Speech: http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2007/06.14/99-gates.html

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Thomas Merton on thomas merton, technology, and truth

"Our technological society has no longer any place in it for wisdom that seeks truth for its own sake, that seeks the fullness of being, that seeks to rest in an intuition of the very ground of all being. Without wisdom, the apparent opposition of action and contemplation, of work and rest, of involvement and detachment, can never be resolved."

Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968)

Source: Faith and Violence: 217-218

Contributed by: mathi

A Quote by Craig Newmark on technology and service

We think of Craigslist as a form of Social Media.

We provide a simple service that is mostly free and we leave money in the community, instead of taking it away. Shared values, nothing fancy, treating people like we want to be treated.

What works on the net works for people in general. The net has very little to do with technology, what matters is how people use the technology.

Craig Newmark

Source: Craig Newmark on eBay, Craigslist 'exit strategy': http://blogs.zdnet.com/micro-markets/?p=1478

Contributed by: ~C4Chaos

A Quote by Dalai Lama on science, technology, conscience, and compassion

Within the short space of my own lifetime, the impact of science and technology on humanity has been tremendous. Although my own interest in science began with curiosity about a world, foreign to me at that time, governed by technology, it was not very long before the colossal significance of science for humanity as a whole dawned on me---especially after I came into exile in 1959. There is almost no area of human life today that is not touched by the effects of science and technology. Yet are we clear about the place of science in the totality of human life---what exactly it should do and by what it should be goverened? This last point is critical because unless the direction of science is guided by a consciously ethical motivation, especially compassion, its effects may fail to bring benefit. They may indeed cause great harm.

Dalai Lama

Source: The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality, Pages: 9

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Dalai Lama on heart, science, technology, psyche, responsibility, 11th hour, conscience, and community

Perhaps the most important point is to ensure that science never becomes divorced from the basic human feeling of empathy with our fellow beings. Just as one's fingers can function only in relation to the palm, so scientists must remain aware of their connection to society at large. Science is vitally important, but it is only one finger of the hand of humanity, and its greatest potential can be actualized only so long as we are careful to remember this. Oherwise, we risk losing our sense of priorities. Humanity may end up serving the interests of scientific progress rather than the other way around. Science and technology are powerful tools, but we must decide how best to use them. What matters above all is the motivation that governs the use of science and technology, in which ideally heart and mind are united.

Dalai Lama

Source: The Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality, Pages: 11

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Masanobu Fukuoka on engineer, science, technology, nature, balance, truth, and judgement

"When a decision is made to cope with the symptoms of a problem, it is generally assumed that the corrective measures will solve the problem itself. They seldom do. Engineers cannot seem to get this through their heads. These countermeasures are all based on too narrow a definition of what is wrong. Human measures and countermeasures proceed from limited scientific truth and judgment. A true solution can never come about in this way."

Masanobu Fukuoka

Contributed by: esaruoho

A Quote by Sol Luckman on intention, mastery, law of attraction, the secret, manifestation, quantum, multidimensional, enlightenment, transdimensional, technology, guru, savior, empowerment, evolution, divinity, consciousness, bio-spiritual, integrity, i

Mastery of Intention is a deeply personal process that always occurs in the present. No technology, guru or savior, however advanced, can do for us what only a commitment to evolving and operating out of our own divine consciousness and physiology can achieve. The choice is ours in every now whether to give away our power to something or someone outside ourselves, or to summon the courage, integrity and impeccability to return home by walking the challenging but ultimately enlightening Black Road of Spirit.

Sol Luckman

Source: Conscious Healing: Book One on the Regenetics Method, Pages: 163..164

Contributed by: David

A Quote by Ray Kurzweil on singularity, universe, technology, and awakening

As we gradually learn to harness the optimal computing capacity of matter, our intelligence will spread through the universe at (or exceeding) the speed of light, eventually leading to a sublime, universe wide awakening.

Ray Kurzweil

Source: The Singularity is Near

Contributed by: Adam

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