"The technology of the time dictated the way things looked."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Douglas Trumbull 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."Douglas Trumbull on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Douglas Trumbull 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."Douglas Trumbull 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."Douglas Trumbull on John F. Kennedy
"IBM was the original contractor for much of the computer interface design on the film."
"My particular aesthetic of light and color and design wouldn't change as a result of working with computer graphics rather than with slit scan or miniatures."
"There were IBM logos designed for the film, and there were IBM design consultants working with Kubrick on the layout of the controls and computer screens."
"I honestly believe that the next big leap in immersive technology will be very much like Brainstorm."
"There's a consistency in my work that pops up independent of the limitations of the technology."