"A smartphone links patients' bodies and doctors' computers, which in turn are connected to the Internet, which in turn is connected to any smartphone anywhere. The new devices could put the management of an individual's internal organs in the hands of every hacker, online scammer, and digital vandal on Earth."
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing."Charles C. Mann on Emo Philips
"Computers are like Old Testament gods lots of rules and no mercy."Charles C. Mann on Joseph Campbell
"I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image."Charles C. Mann on Stephen Hawking
"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."Charles C. Mann on Pablo Picasso
"I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user."Charles C. Mann on Bill Gates
"Smartphones can relay patients' data to hospital computers in a continuous stream. Doctors can alter treatment regimens remotely, instead of making patients come in for a visit."
"The embrace of a new technology by ordinary people leads inevitably to its embrace by people of malign intent."
"A world with a sudden limit on air travel would be tremendously different from the one we live in now."