"The embrace of a new technology by ordinary people leads inevitably to its embrace by people of malign intent."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Charles C. Mann 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."Charles C. Mann on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Charles C. Mann 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."Charles C. Mann 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."Charles C. Mann on John F. Kennedy
"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."
"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 world with a sudden limit on air travel would be tremendously different from the one we live in now."