"Part of the problem is when we bring in a new technology we expect it to be perfect in a way that we don't expect the world that we're familiar with to be perfect."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Esther Dyson 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."Esther Dyson on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Esther Dyson 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."Esther Dyson 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."Esther Dyson on John F. Kennedy
"Change means that what was before wasn't perfect. People want things to be better."
"But there is a corollary to freedom and that's personal responsibility, and the real challenge is how you generate that personal responsibility without imposing it."
"It may not always be profitable at first for businesses to be online, but it is certainly going to be unprofitable not to be online."
"Don't leave hold of your common sense. Think about what you're doing and how the technology can enhance it. Don't think about technology first."