"So the major obstacle to the development of new supplies is not geology but what happens above ground: international affairs, politics, investment and technology."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Daniel Yergin on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Daniel Yergin on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Daniel Yergin on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Daniel Yergin on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Daniel Yergin on John F. Kennedy
"The Russians are turning east to the Chinese - to the Europeans' surprise. It always seemed to me that the relationship between Russia and China would shift from being based in Marx and Lenin to being based in oil and gas."
"People always underestimate the impact of technology. To give you an example: In the 1970s the frontier for offshore development was 200 meters, today it is 4,000 meters."
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