technology

A Quote by Donella A. Meadows on action, faith, growth, problems, solution, and technology

Technology can relieve the symptoms of a problem without affecting the underlying causes. Faith in technology as the ultimate solution to all problems can thus divert our attention from the most fundamental problem-the problem of growth in a finite system-and prevent us from taking effective action to solve it.

Donella A. Meadows

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A Quote by Dennis Gabor on evil, needs, problems, technology, and wishes

The most important and urgent problems of the technology of today are no longer the satisfactions of primary needs or of archetypal wishes, but the reparation of the evils and damages by technology of yesterday.

Dennis Gabor (1900 - 1979)

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A Quote by Delbert L. Stapley on acceptance, achievement, divinity, earth, expectation, goals, imagination, impossibility, inventions, nature, power, preparation, technology, and travel

The things we accept as normal and enjoy today were considered impossible twenty-five years ago and beyond the power of man to achieve. The early "Buck Rogers" and "Flash Gordon" comic strips were fantastic and considered outside the realm of man's attainment. They were considered figments of man's imagination, but now many of these miraculous, imaginative things have become realities and man is pushing onward toward new and higher goals of achievement. We are now mentally prepared for every new invention and advancement in technology and the sciences, but, nevertheless, stand amazed at man's powers to create and achieve. These outstanding accomplishments, which approach the miraculous, to me are unquestioned evidence of man's divine nature. Man has sent up satellites which circle the globe. He has taken the breathtaking, miraculous ride about the earth. He expects to circle the moon and even land man on the outer planets; also he considers feasible floating platforms in outer space as intermediate stations for interplanetary travel.

Delbert L. Stapley (1896 - 1978)

Source: at BYU, January 10, 1962

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A Quote by David Mack on books, computers, generations, obsession, people, technology, and television

Otaku: the most formal way of referring to 'you' in Japanese. Implying a technological barrier between people. Otaku has come to refer to the often obsessive and reclusive individuals of Japan's new generation who are more comfortable with computers, games, books, data, television and technology than with people.

David Mack

Source: Kabuki: Circle of Blood by David Mack.

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A Quote by Darth Vader on ability, destruction, force, power, and technology

But Darth Vader warns of the awesome power of the Force: "Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force."

Darth Vader

Source: Return of the Jedi, Star Wars

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A Quote by Dan Brent Burt on business, challenge, learning, problems, skill, technology, and unemployment

Rapid technological advancement may produce problems and challenges for business when their products or services are rendered obsolete virtually overnight. The salesman who has properly learned his craft will have transferable skills perfectly adaptable to the emerging technology. The benefit of having transferable skills in such a volatile marketplace is readily apparent. It ís insurance against unemployment.

Dan Brent Burt (1952 -)

Source: Excerpted from: Selling the IBM Way; Who Killed Service;or Time and Territory Management

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on crisis, emotion, fighting, impatience, patience, society, solution, technology, and time

One of the expressions of Western over-reliance on technology can be seen in the lack of patience in industrial society. When you deal with technology, everything happens at the touch of a button. This conditions you to become so impatient that when you have an emotional or personal crisis, you don't allow time for the solution to take effect. This leads to all sorts of rash responses, like quarrels, fights and so on.

Dalai Lama

Source: Tibetan Lamaism. Regarded as vice-regent of the Buddha & the reincarnation of the previous Lama.

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A Quote by Dalai Lama on agreement, awareness, belief, conviction, culture, fear, influence, kindness, nature, people, self-awareness, sharing, technology, and television

I agree that the fear of American cultural imperialism is shared by many people, and I agree with your point about the invasive nature of television culture. But I wouldn't draw the next inference: that this is negative and therefore it must be stopped. I feel that one should address this influence in a way that takes away the negative edge through a positive counter-response. This way, you reinforce and reaffirm your conviction in the inner values. You harness those beliefs and develop them with a greater degree of self-awareness. That's the kind of response people should have, instead of rejecting technology.

Dalai Lama

Source: Tibetan Lamaism. Regarded as vice-regent of the Buddha & the reincarnation of the previous Lama.

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A Quote by Claire Booth Luce on belief, computers, and technology

Technological man can't believe in anything that can't be measured, taped, or put into a computer.

Claire Booth Luce (1905 - 1987)

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A Quote by Catherine Marshall on appreciation, conflict, education, evil, existence, freedom, friendship, good, government, greed, happiness, hatred, idealism, ignorance, individuality, lies, life, lust, niceness, optimism, pain, people, philosophy, pove

Without realizing what was happening, most of us gradually came to take for granted the premises underlying the philosophy of optimism. We proceeded to live these propositions, though we would not have stated them as blandly as I set them forth here: Man is inherently good. Individual man can carve out his own salvation with the help of education and society through progressively better government. Reality and values worth searching for lie in the material world that science is steadily teaching us to analyze, catalogue, and measure. While we do not deny the existence of inner values, we relegate them to second place. The purpose of life is happiness, [which] we define in terms of enjoyable activity, friends, and the accumulation of material objects. The pain and evil of life - such as ignorance, poverty, selfishness, hatred, greed, lust for power - are caused by factors in the external world; therefore, the cure lies in the reforming of human institutions and the bettering of environmental conditions. As science and technology remove poverty and lift from us the burden of physical existence, we shall automatically become finer persons, seeing for ourselves the value of living the Golden Rule. In time, the rest of the world will appreciate the demonstration that the American way of life is best. They will then seek for themselves the good life of freedom and prosperity. This will be the greatest impetus toward an end of global conflict. The way to get along with people is to beware of religious dictums and dogma. The ideal is to be a nice person and to live by the Creed of Tolerance. Thus we offend few people. We live and let live. This is the American Way.

Catherine Marshall

Source: Beyond Ourselves

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