We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.— Carl Sagan
Glamorous Technology Dependence quotations
Even the most ardent environmentalist doesn't really want to stop pollution.
If he thinks about it, and doesn't just talk about it, he wants to have the right amount of pollution. We can't really afford to eliminate it - not without abandoning all the benefits of technology that we not only enjoy but on which we depend.
The essence of wealth is the capacity to control the forces of nature, and the extent of wealth depends upon the level of technology and the ability to create new knowledge.
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. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.
We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology and yet have cleverly arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology.
Animals have come to mean so much in our lives.
We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, religion is struggling, technology is stressful, and the economy is unfortunate. What's one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on? A dog or a cat loving us unconditionally , every day, very faithfully.
It's perilous and foolhardy for the average citizen to remain ignorant about global warming, say, or ozone depletion, air pollution, toxic and radioactive wastes, acid rain, topsoil erosion, tropical deforestation, exponential population growth. Jobs and wages depend on science and technology.
We've arranged a civilization in which most crucial elements profoundly depend on science and technology.
Its true that contemporary technology permits decentralization, it also permits centralization. It depends on how you use the technology.
All this stuff - about the materiality of the network, what it's made of, and how it works - should be part of a basic media literacy, because we depend on this technology for more and more aspects of our day-to-day lives.
The technology is the independent variable, the social system the dependent variable. Social, systems are therefore determined by systems of technology; as the latter change, so do the former.
In today's knowledge-based economy, what you earn depends on what you learn.
Jobs in the information technology sector, for example, pay 85 percent more than the private sector average.
Earlier generations of machines decreased the complexity of tasks.
In contrast, information technologies can increase the intellectual content of work at all levels. Work comes to depend on an ability to understand, respond to, manage, and create value from information.
There is no "era" of simple, focused, concept-driven identity design.
There is only design that grows out of understanding audiences for specific problems, and that evolves from an idea. This is an approach that does not depend on any specific time period or its technology.
What you earn depends on what you learn.
The future depends more upon our choice of institutions which support a life of action than on our developing new ideologies and technologies.
Well, for starters, we have to do more to create demand for new technologies that can reduce our dependence on foreign oil and environmental degradation.
Presumably, technology has made man increasingly independent of his environment.
But, in fact, technology has merely substituted nonrenewable resources for renewables, which is more an increase than a decrease in dependence.
... it is clear that our survival and the salvaging of our environment are dependent on more technology, not less.
There can be very little of present-day science and technology that is not dependent on complex numbers in one way or another.
Human beings have fabricated the illusion that in the 21st century they have the technological prowess to be independent of nature. Bees underline the reality that we are more, not less, dependent on nature’s services in a world of close to seven billion people.
Desktop publishing was a big innovation that meant small groups or even poor societies could do their own publication without the capital investment in a major printing press. That's a big difference. Same is true of more advanced technologies - it can offer plenty of liberatory possibilities - can - but whether it does or not or whether it serves for coercion depends on socioeconomic decisions.
I'm dependent on technology like most 21st century human beings.
More and more I need to be "connected" in order to communicate with family, teach seminary, minister to my community, and write as I'm called to do.
In entertainment, the technology began giving us greater choice and easier switching before almost any other area. The studios became much more dependent on the stars, not just star actors and directors but also star technicians, star cinematographers. It's a very important evolution in terms of understanding why people are working the way they're working.
Best of all, persons can sometimes be app-transcendent: making dramatic progress or discoveries, without any dependence on any app. In this context, I like to mention Steve Jobs. While he had as much to do as anyone with the invention and development of apps, he NEVER was limited by the current technology - indeed, he typically transcended it and relied on his own considerable wits.
We have become so dependent on technology.
I am not fond of technology myself, and I do not have a smart phone.
You don't need to be at a major, not at all.
Technology being the way it is, and record sales being the way it is, there are not too many things that you need to depend on a label for that you can't go out and do yourself.
I think we need to take a look at the technology, but not depend on it for things that require humanity.
The whole of technology depends on a scientific background, and of course technology can be used for evil purposes. You can't blame science for that.
We are very concerned all the time with figuring out new technologies and advances in science, but really [while] our future is dependent on science and progress, it's not less dependent on the way we treat each other.
[Internet] is kind of like a hammer. The technology itself doesn't determine how its used. It depends on the social, cultural and economic context in which the technology is made available.
I debated whether or not to pin the setting down to a particular date but in the end I decided to leave things vague. It depends how fast technology improves.
In the near term, oil is galloping ahead and leading our economy.
We have to corral the "horse" and gradually reduce our dependence on oil and coal, in their present forms. Green-energy investment is inherently high-tech, and we could lead in the next-generation energy technologies, as we did and do now with oil and gas. All it takes is leadership!
A lot of environmental and biological science depends on technology to progress.
Partly I'm talking about massive server farms that help people crunch genetic data - or atmospheric data. But I also mean the scientific collaborations that the Internet makes possible, where scientists in India and Africa can work with people in Europe and the Americas to come up with solutions to what are, after all, global problems.
If you say the world is totally dependent on oil in many parts of the world, coal and certainly natural gas, we are fossil fuel, that is modernity, modernity has two elements: individualism and oil. Now to move toward a more enlightened sustainable world, we have to transform with lots of technology, with even differences in the way we see the world and how we live in the world. That`s going to take decades.