"This is actually a very important principle that science is learning about large systems like evolution and that futurists are learning about anticipating human society: just because a future scenario is plausible doesn't mean we can get there from here."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Kevin Kelly on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Kevin Kelly on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Kevin Kelly on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Kevin Kelly on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Kevin Kelly on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The great advance of personal computers was not the computing power per se but the fact that it brought it right to your face, that you had control over it, that were confronted with it and could steer it."
"Organisms by their design are not made to adapt too far."
"Species go extinct because there are historical contraints built into a given body or a given design."
"All imaginable futures are not equally possible."
"One of the functions of an organization, of any organism, is to anticipate the future, so that those relationships can persist over time."