Technology Existential Risks Quotes

Quotes tagged as "technology-existential-risks" (showing 1-6 of 6)
Martin J. Rees
“The science done by the young Einstein will continue as long as our civilization, but for civilization to survive, we'll need the wisdom of the old Einstein -- humane, global and farseeing. And whatever happens in this uniquely crucial century will resonate into the remote future and perhaps far beyond the Earth, far beyond the Earth”
Martin J. Rees

Liu Cixin
“The explosive development of technology was analogous to the grown of cancer cells, and the results would be identical: the exhaustion of all sources of nourishment, the destruction of organs, and the final death of the host body. He advocated abolishing crude technologies such as fossil fuels and nuclear energy and keeping gentler technologies such as solar power and small-scale hydroelectric power.”
Liu Cixin, The Three-Body Problem

Ana Claudia Antunes
“I like the way Twitter makes one be more concise.
It looks like someone is saying sometthing wise”
Ana Claudia Antunes, The Mysterious Murder of Marilyn Monroe

Barry López
“Lying there, I thought of my own culture, of the assembly of books in the library at Alexandria; of the deliberations of Darwin and Mendel in their respective gardens; of the architectural conception of the cathedral at Chartres; of Bach's cello suites, the philosophy of Schweitzer, the insights of Planck and Dirac. Have we come all this way, I wondered, only to be dismantled by our own technologies, to be betrayed by political connivance or the impersonal avarice of a corporation?”
Barry López, Arctic Dreams

Philip K. Dick
“All his life he had controlled machines, bent nature and the forces of nature to man and man's needs. The human race had slowly evolved until it was in a position to operate things, run them as it saw fit. Now all at once it had been plunged back down the ladder again, prostrate before a Power against which they were children.”
Philip K. Dick