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I don’t know anything about computers.
Nowadays shots are created in post-production, on computers. It’s not really photography.
One of the problems with computers, particularly for the older people, is they were befuddled by them, and the computers have gotten better. They have gotten easier to use. They have gotten less expensive. The software interfaces have made things a lot more accessible.
Google is about information and computers and making things really fast. Facebook is about the sharing and connections. These missions give these companies direction and motivation.
Cryptocurrency currencies take the concept of money, and they take it native into computers, where everything is settled with computers and doesn’t require external institutions or trusted third parties to validate things.
In effect, the Internet is a global connection of interconnected computers. It has been described as truly a peer-to-peer system with many distributed nodes and no central point of control architecture.
My mom was a biological illustrator for a time before computers replaced that job.
I use many different gadgets connected with computers; I use PCs, laptops and a Palm Pilot. I also use the Internet to visit websites, especially within Polish-language Internet. I usually go to political discussion groups and sites – of course, as I use my real name, people never believe that they are chatting with me!
None of us today know how to get computers to learn with the speed and flexibility of a child.
One of the most feared expressions in modern times is ‘The computer is down.’
Managerial and professional people hadn’t really used computers, hadn’t sat down at keyboards, until personal computers. Personal computers have a totally different feel.
Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
Computers can bully us. A slow and unreliable system will bring even the toughest soul to their knees as they find themselves completely defenseless against the erratic whims of their rogue machine.
Computers, like automobiles and airplanes, do only what people tell them to do.
In the past, Google has used teams of humans to ‘read’ its street address images – in essence, to render images into actionable data. But using neural network technology, the company has trained computers to extract that data automatically – and with a level of accuracy that meets or beats human operators.
If you like overheads, you’ll love PowerPoint.
For the longest time, computers have been associated with work. Mainframes were for the Army, government agencies, and then large companies. Workstations were for engineers and software programmers. PCs were initially for other white-collar jobs.
The diverse threats we face are increasingly cyber-based. Much of America’s most sensitive data is stored on computers. We are losing data, money, and ideas through cyber intrusions. This threatens innovation and, as citizens, we are also increasingly vulnerable to losing our personal information.
The use of computers and other mobile devices has to be so carefully controlled. As we discovered with ‘Dream School’ rather awkwardly, it can become a source of total disruption that destroys the co-operative learning experience.
I am a huge supporter for cash for caulkers – which allows people to make improvement for energy efficient in their homes. We should do the same for Americans purchasing appliances and computers and for that matter, new air-conditioner and heating units.
The first thing I think, I was building computers, I started to build a computer when I was 17 or 18 at home, an IBM compatible computer, and then I started to sell computers, and when I sold a computer to a company called Ligo I think, and they were selling systems which became blockbuster.
I’m projecting somewhere between 100 million and 200 million computers on the Net by the end of December 2000, and about 300 million users by that same time.
We’ve lost these qualities, these abilities to do something by hand. Some illustrators have it still, but it’s just not art. We have photography. We have cameras and computers that do it better and faster.
We’re leading a fundamental shift from centralized energy to distributed energy. Energy will go in that direction, just like mainframe computers went to client servers, then to the Internet. I believe in solar, and the macro trends are just too undeniable.
The contrast of ISIL’s videos – which proclaim a fully-functioning and prosperous state – with those of RBSS, which captured the dysfunction and violence of everyday life, is shocking. In a sense, it’s a war of ideas, a war of propaganda, a war being waged with cameras and computers, not just guns.
I think our problems are inherently unsolvable. We need to change our genetic make-up or create computers that will think us out of it. I don’t think humans are able to deal with what we have.
The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.
Computers can see, and understand what people say via speech recognition.
As far as solving India‘s problems with technology is concerned, I think there are some wrong assumptions in making computing work at the grassroots. We need to go beyond the notion of technology being all about computers.
I was standing on the shoulders of other science fiction writers like William Gibson, who had written ‘Neuromancer’ on a typewriter before home computers even really existed, and Neal Stephenson who wrote ‘Snow Crash‘ in the early ’90s and imagined an online virtual world before the birth of the modern Internet.
Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
By 2020, most home computers will have the computing power of a human brain. That doesn’t mean that they are brains, but it means that in terms of raw processing, they can process bits as fast as a brain can. So the question is, how far behind that is the development of a machine that’s as smart as we are?
I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.
Computers don’t usually have a sense of if you have a picture of something what is in that image. And if we can do a good job of understanding what is in an image, that can bring along a lot of new things you can do in applications.
There were no PCs when I started programming on computers.
Some claim that computers will, by 2050, achieve human capabilities. Of course, in some respects they already have.
We can just assume they have much more and powerful, more advanced technology, all the new computers, everything could be much more easier and help them to build much more and many more nuclear weapons.
Computing is no more about work – it’s all about making work happen with computers.
We could say we want the Web to reflect a vision of the world where everything is done democratically. To do that, we get computers to talk with each other in such a way as to promote that ideal.
I am interested in computers and technology, and art, photography, and design.
Computers are dangerous.
A calculator is a tool for humans to do math more quickly and accurately than they could ever do by hand; similarly, AI computers are tools for us to perform tasks too difficult or expensive for us to do on our own, such as analyzing large data sets or keeping up to date on medical research.
Every one of today’s smartphones has thousands of times more processing power than the computers that guided astronauts to the moon.
The technological revolution at home makes it much easier for computers to do our work.
Computers absolutely changed my life. Before I had a computer, I had never written one thing. Not one thing. I’m a very bad speller and I was embarrassed by that. When I would type, the little mistakes would make me nutty, and I would never edit anything.
Learning can take place in the backyard if there is a human being there who cares about the child. Before learning computers, children should learn to read first. They should sit around the dinner table and hear what their parents have to say and think.
I start every book with something that outrages me. I’m outraged by the FBI, the CIA, and computers that seem to have catalogued our lives. Power too often is accompanied by irresponsibility.
My first computers were a Timex Sinclair and an Apple II.
The internet could be a very positive step towards education, organisation and participation in a meaningful society.
Nobody expects that just because they’ve made computers better they’re going to give them to you free.
I got into computers back in the early ’80s, so it was a natural progression of learning about e-mail in the mid-’80s and getting into the Internet when it opened up in the early ’90s.
Because you have things like ‘American Idol‘ and you’ve got radio stations that play music made entirely by computers, it’s easy to forget there are bands with actual people playing actual instruments that rock.
With our work at Kazaa, we began seeing growing broadband connections and more powerful computers and more streaming multimedia, and we saw that the traditional way of communicating by phone no longer made a lot of sense.
The new information technology… Internet and e-mail… have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.
The most used program in computers and education is PowerPoint. What are you learning about the nature of the medium by knowing how do to a great PowerPoint presentation? Nothing. It certainly doesn’t teach you how to think critically about living in a culture of simulation.
Yes, I was a big math and computer geek, that’s true. I was driven by the scholastic side of things. For me, it was all about what I could do with math and computers.
A lot of journalists like to suck up to celebrities, and then as soon as they’re a safe distance away at their computers, they take shots. But that’s the way society has become, especially in pop culture.
If you take a regular animated film, that’s being done by animators on computers, so the filmmaking is a fairly technical process.
I think people, just because of digital recording and how computers have become such an important part of our lives, I think the means to record music now is in more people‘s hands. It’s a lot cheaper than it used to be.
What is Apple, after all? Apple is about people who think ‘outside the box,’ people who want to use computers to help them change the world, to help them create things that make a difference, and not just to get a job done.
The ownership of computers in the home is far less than the statistics show, because usually when the computer breaks down once, that is the end of it for a long, long time. They do not have the money or incentive to get the computer repaired.
It’s important to be informed about issues like usability, reliability, security, privacy, and some of the inherent limitations of computers.
A wide variety of devices beyond personal computers are arriving, many of which will be used to browse the Web… The Flash engineering team has taken this on with a major overhaul of the mainstream Flash Player for a variety of devices.
India for sure is a mobile-first country. But I don’t think it will be a mobile-only country for all time. An emerging market will have more computing in their lives, not less computing, as there is more GDP and there is more need. As they grow, they will also want computers that grow from their phone.
We’re going to be able to ask our computers to monitor things for us, and when certain conditions happen, are triggered, the computers will take certain actions and inform us after the fact.
Nanotechnology will let us build computers that are incredibly powerful. We’ll have more power in the volume of a sugar cube than exists in the entire world today.
I’m into computers and have been for a while.
Computers get better faster than anything else ever.
I’m a very methodical writer. Before computers, I used reams of paper and stacks of index cards.
With the appearance of communications networks and interconnected computers, we got the world wide web, and it changed the lives of most people, I think.
I was a nerd, growing up, I was really into computers and technology, and most of my friends were basically in that world as well.
I always loved computers – it’s something inside you.
We believe the singularity is inevitable, and all businesses will be redefined as computers overtake humans in intelligence.
Computers ought to help people find their own best path through lots of textual information.
Theaters are always going to be around, and doing fine. With computers and technology, we’re becoming more and more secluded from each other. And the movie theater is one of the last places where we can still gather and experience something together. I don’t think the desire for that magic will ever go away.
People don’t understand computers. Computers are magical boxes that do things. People believe what computers tell them.
There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark.
I started with CB radio, ham radio, and eventually went into computers. And I was just fascinated with it. And back then, when I was in school, computer hacking was encouraged. It was an encouraged activity. In fact, I remember one of the projects my teacher gave me was writing a log-in simulator.
I’m encouraging kids to use computers at their own pace to build aspirations.
The Cube is approximately – it’s around the same age as the Internet, and in that time, we had no personal computers yet.
I do a lot of work on computers, but I am so practiced in drawing that I can draw it full size, and you can take the measurements off my drawings. It’s like drafting, but it’s a work of art – a really beautiful drawing.
Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.
The human brain works in, so far, mysterious and wondrous ways that are completely different than the ways that computers calculate. Things like appetite or emotion, how do those function in the brain?
But computers have changed the world for everyone, so there will be some way of working it out.
We’re seeing an enormous amount of global upward mobility that’s quite rapid and quite sudden, and undiscovered individuals have a chance – using the Internet, using computers – to prove themselves very quickly. So I think the mobility story will be a quite complicated one.
I took computers in high school. I would do all my own programming, but I didn’t see the future of computers for anything other than data processing. Who was going to use a computer for communications?
We’ve been working now with computers and education for 30 years, computers in developing countries for 20 years, and trying to make low-cost machines for 10 years. This is not a sudden turn down the road.
Men and machines are good at different things. People form plans and make decisions in complicated situations. We are less good at making sense of enormous amounts of data. Computers are exactly the opposite: they excel at efficient data processing but struggle to make basic judgments that would be simple for any human.
I wish people would turn off their computers, go outside, talk to people, touch people, lick people, enjoy each other’s company and smell each other on the rump.
Regardless of how it’s done, transaction costs will continue to plummet as computers get more powerful. Low transaction costs are a wonderful thing if you’re in the transaction business. They’re wonderful for consumers too, making it cheaper and easier to buy things and creating new things to buy.
There has never been an unexpectedly short debugging period in the history of computers.
I just became one with my browser software.
I think a lot of people will be liberated from a lot of oppressive manufacturing jobs, or a lot of service jobs, because they’ll be done by computers. There’ll be the world’s best education available online and free.
Technologies evolve in the strangest ways. Computers were created to calculate ballistics equations, and now we use them to create amusing illusions. Creating amusing illusions is a big business if you play it right.
I have a cell phone that doesn’t behave like a phone: It behaves like a computer that makes calls. Computers are becoming an integral part of daily life. And if people don’t start designing them to be more user-friendly, then an even larger part of the population is going to be left out of even more stuff.
One of the biggest challenges we had in the first decade was not that many people had personal computers. There weren’t that many people to sell to, and it was hard to identify them.
Closed environments dominated the computing world of the 1970s and early ’80s. An operating system written for a Hewlett-Packard computer ran only on H.P. computers; I.B.M. controlled its software from chips up to the user interfaces.
Before computers, you’d start designing using shapes of cubes. Now I can start with something like a handkerchief, an object that doesn’t have strong inside and outside boundaries or much closed volume.
Something else has happened with computers.
By 2029, computers will have emotional intelligence and be convincing as people.
There are a lot of Yahoo users who live in countries where their freedom of expression and freedom of association is not respected and where the government is trying to put malware on their computers to track them.
We can’t really know ourselves because we have not created ourselves. But we can know computers, we can know cars, because anything that we made, we can understand.
You can look at stats as much as you want – and we do – but you can have too much of it. You can spend too much time looking at computers rather than looking at the real thing which is out there on the pitch. I still think that being a good judge of players is the most important thing.
Computers are very powerful tools, but in the simulated world of the computer, everything has to be calculated.
Your computer needn’t be the first thing your see in the morning and the last thing you see at night.
Software comes from heaven when you have good hardware.
Because I believe that humans are computers, I conjectured that computers, like people, can have left- and right-handed versions.
With my wife Camille’s help, I took to social networking. I’m working with the computers.
We can be incredibly disconnected in this day and age with computers and cell phones.
Pixar is not about computers, it’s about people.
Computers double their performance every month.
I first got interested in the brain through computers.
For computer communications, computers talk in little bursts. They’re not continuous like speech.
Computers in general, and software in particular, are much more difficult than other kinds of technology for most people to grok, and they overwhelm us with a sense of mystery.
I think I was lucky to come of age in a place and time – the American South in the 1960s and ’70s – when the machine hadn’t completely taken over life. The natural world was still the world, and machines – TV, telephone, cars – were still more or less ancillary, and computers were unheard of in everyday life.
Future generations will know there’s nothing mystical about wetware because by 2100, Moore‘s law will have given us tiny quantum computers powerful enough to upload a human soul.
I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer.
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.
In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is a living definition of the word ‘frustration‘.
I like people writing great songs on guitar or piano or what have you. I miss people getting on stage with real bands and real instruments and expressing themselves that way instead of with computers and technology.
We carry around computers in our pockets. Many people barely use them as phones. We use them as computers. If you think about the future, when you’re traveling around, it’s great to have a lightweight, small form factor.
If somebody had told me when I was in graduate school, ‘Brian, in 35 years you’ll get a chance to fly the first commercial spacecraft with no computers,’ I’d have said, ‘I don’t think so. People are not going to be that stupid.’
As a science fiction fan, I had always assumed that when computers supplemented our intelligence, it would be because we outsourced some of our memory to them. We would ask questions, and our machines would give oracular – or supremely practical – replies.
As computer intelligence gets better, what will be possible when we interface our brains with computers? It might sound scary, but early evidence suggests otherwise: interfacing brains with machines can be helpful in treating traumatic brain injury, repairing spinal cord damage, and countless other applications.
Computers are great tools, but they need to be applied to the physical world.
I was around computers from birth; we had one of the first Macs, which came out shortly before I was born, and my dad ran a company that wrote computer operating systems. I don’t think I have any particular technical skills; I just got a really large head start.
Technology has forever changed the world we live in. We’re online, in one way or another, all day long. Our phones and computers have become reflections of our personalities, our interests, and our identities. They hold much that is important to us.
No computer or smartphone can ever be considered 100 percent ‘safe.’ We’re all engaged in a perpetual battle with criminals and hostile governments trying to use computers and the Internet to steal information and identities.
As the Kindle’s dread grip on digital publishing is challenged by tablet computers and Android smartphones, with their bright screens and high resolution, the need for illustration is growing.
When I write a song, I always start on acoustic guitar, because that’s a good test of a song, when it’s really open and bare. You can often mislead yourself if you start with computers and samples and programming because you can disguise a bad song.
In chess, computers show that what we call ‘strategy‘ is reducible to tactics, ultimately. It only looks creative to us. They are still just glorified cash registers. This should make us feel uncomfortable, whether or not we think computers will ever be good composers of music or artistic painters.
Computers themselves, and software yet to be developed, will revolutionize the way we learn.
Computers can’t find the unexpected, but people can when they eyeball the data.
I don’t really like encouraging people to go on the Internet too much, we’re constantly distracted with the Internet and computers.
The idea behind digital computers may be explained by saying that these machines are intended to carry out any operations which could be done by a human computer.
My mother worked for Confederation of Indian Industry, and Aptech Computers.
It’s not as if I’ve never been awkward myself. I’m a big gamer, so I’ve had access to that type of personality. I used to go to these LAN parties; that was before high-speed Internet. The only way you could get lag-free gaming was to haul these huge computers to people’s houses.
Computers will understand sarcasm before Americans do.
We can do things that we never could before. Stop-motion lets you build tiny little worlds, and computers make that world even more believable.
I don’t like computers. I still like to do my drawings by hand.
Computers are the most powerful tools that humanity has ever created. Yet, we treat them largely as a black box; as if it were an alien artifact that magically appeared on desks, in homes, and in our pockets.
There’s all these ways to instantly communicate – cars, computers, telephone and transportation – and even with all that, it’s so hard to find people and have an honest communication with them.
For me, growing up coding and computers and video games wasn’t something that was cool, but it was something that I was always passionate about. I never let the fact that that wasn’t something that was cool take me away from it.
My whole life had been designing computers I could never build.
I am a child of digital generation. I have done most of the records with Rilo Kiley on computers, on Pro Tools or other digital programs.
I think the only reason people use PCs is because they have to. Mac is the most streamlined computer there is. I started using the Mac in college because I was doing editing, and they were the only computers we could use to do that.
If I was designing a web site for elementary school children, I might have a much higher percentage of older computers with outdated browsers since keeping up with browser and hardware technology has not traditionally been a strong point of most elementary schools.
I can live without endless television programmes and films just centered around computers. I can sort of live without that.
So technologies, whether it is a telephone or an iPhone, computers in general or automobiles, television even, all individualize us. We all sit in front of our iPhones and communicating but are we really communicating?
Computers are very expensive and they need power, and that can be a problem in Africa.
Social media has come a long way. With the good has come some bad, and you always have a lot of people hiding behind their computers and being very critical of what you do on and off the field, of what you tweet, of what you say, of everything you do.
My generation is so tied up in television, computers, and video games. When we were born, MTV was already there. It was normal.
Computers allow us to squeeze the most out of everything, whether it’s Google looking up things, so I guess that tends to make us a little lazy about reading books and doing things the hard way to understand how those things work.
By the time we get to the 2040s, we’ll be able to multiply human intelligence a billionfold. That will be a profound change that’s singular in nature. Computers are going to keep getting smaller and smaller. Ultimately, they will go inside our bodies and brains and make us healthier, make us smarter.
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.
I’m going to get myself one of those, um, movable computers – what do you call them… ? Laptops! I am bad. I still call my radio a wireless.
In the early 1990s, Americans used their home phone lines to connect their desktop computers to the Internet via ISPs like AOL, Earthlink, or Netzero. Back then, the ISPs didn’t have cost-effective technology to select particular sites for blocking or privileging.
VR as a display technology, as it’s miniaturized and made comfortable and mainstream, will be a replacement for all other forms of display technology, input and output. So for anybody who works with computers all day, this is going to be our future.
The reason we personify things like cars and computers is that just as monkeys live in an arboreal world and moles live in an underground world and water striders live in a surface tension-dominated flatland, we live in a social world.
I used to have the very standard worldview. I can easily identify with people who see computers getting faster and smarter, and technology getting more and more beneficial, without seeing the other side.
Google is working on self-driving cars, and they seem to work. People are so bad at driving cars that computers don’t have to be that good to be much better.
Computers add convenience to our everyday lives, but we are limited in what we can do with technology others have imagined. The ability for humans to teach machines entirely new things – coding – is nothing short of a superpower.
I believe in the potential of all things possibly imagined that can be made into a reality. My uncle was a Swedish scientist, and in the 1970s, he would speak of computers controlling most things in the future and self-driving cars and wireless communication. All the things that we are living with now.
When I’m not writing or tweaking my computer, I do embroidery. When I’m not plunging into the past, tweaking, or embroidering, I’m reading books about history, computers, or embroidery.
Charlestoning is hard. People were fit in the ’20s to be able to do that. I guess they didn’t sit in front of their computers all day.
When I first started running there were no computers. There was no such thing as a laptop.
Today, computers are almost second nature to most of us.
While the digital transformation of industries will be profound, we must keep in mind that it will have wider economic and social impact, too, as with previous revolutions driven by steam and coal, electricity and computers.
Computers and the Internet have made it really easy to rant. It’s made everyone overly opinionated.
It’s amazing what these computers we carry around in our pockets can do. And if anyone wants to, they can know what we’re doing.
My dad, Chris, is from St Kitts. He worked in computers. I remember the first laptop when he brought it home. People from primary school came to check it out – it was huge.
I actually did not touch any type of computer until I came to America. I knew computers existed, yes, but I didn’t have access to them. In the Philippines, I did have video games.
Environmental advocates say that changing how much power computers and monitors use in idle mode can cut greenhouse gas emissions without requiring consumers to change their behavior.
Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good. They just fill your head with numbers and that can’t be good for you.
Would you go into a CD store and steal a CD? It’s the same thing, people going into the computers and loggin’ on and stealing our music.
We didn’t know the importance of home computers before the Internet. We had them mostly for fun, then the Internet came along and was enabled by all the PCs out there.
My background was in graphic design, but when I was doing it, it was all hand-drawn stuff, not computers.
Computers have become more friendly, understandable, and lots of years and thought have been put into developing software to convince people that they want and need a computer.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
The idea that so many kids eat rubbish and sit on computers all day long appals me and getting them into sport is a major way of getting them off computers and leading healthier lives.
People are mostly focused on defending the computers on the Internet, and there’s been surprisingly little attention to defending the Internet itself as a communications medium.
People are good at figuring out what’s attractive, and computers are good at quickly searching and finding. You put them together, and bang!
Juries are not computers. They are composed of human beings who evaluate evidence differently.
I just grew up liking computers and stuff like that. Mainly cool stuff, like video games.
I don’t care how big and fast computers are, they’re not as big and fast as the world.
The internet is not for sissies.
When I launched the development of the GNU system, I explicitly said the purpose of developing this system is so we can use our computers and have freedom, thus if you use some other free system instead but you have freedom, then it’s a success. It’s not popularity for our code but it’s success for our goal.
Elon Musk is talking about silicon nanoparticles pulsing through our veins to make us sort of semi-cyborg computers. But why not take a noninvasive approach? I’ve been working and trying to think and invent a way to do this for a number of years and finally happened upon it and left Facebook to do it.
I was born in Tamil Nadu. I built HCL in UP. The first computers of the world were built in UP, and the UP government has supported us all through.
After a semester or so, my infatuation with computers burnt out as quickly as it had begun.
When humans team up with computers to play chess, the humans who do best are not necessarily the strongest players. They’re the ones who are modest and who know when to listen to the computer. Often, what the human adds is knowledge of when the computer needs to look more deeply.
I’ve been programming computers since elementary school, where they taught us, and I stuck with computer science through high school and college.
Google did a great job hacking the Web to create search – and then monetizing search with advertising. And Apple did a great job humanizing hardware and software so that formerly daunting computers and applications could become consumer-friendly devices – even a lifestyle brand.
What’s happened with society is that we have created these devices, computers, which already can register and process huge amounts of information, which is a significant fraction of the amount of information that human beings themselves, as a species, can process.
The computers people have are no longer on their desks but in their hands, and that is probably the transformative feature of the technology. These computers are with you, in the world.
We taught ourselves to simulate how microprocessors work using DEC computers so we could develop software even before our machine was built.
I don’t take for granted all the blessings that I have, and as soon as I heard about Computers for Youth, I really wanted to be involved. Anyone who knows me knows how much time I spend on computers. I’m a computer addict. Every young person deserves to have a computer in his or her home.
This is what customers pay us for – to sweat all these details so it’s easy and pleasant for them to use our computers. We’re supposed to be really good at this. That doesn’t mean we don’t listen to customers, but it’s hard for them to tell you what they want when they’ve never seen anything remotely like it.
AIM was so quaint, it organized users around ‘buddy lists.’ In a time before smartphones, AIM was powerful and intoxicating, a way for a generation that once had called people on the phone to communicate in quick bursts from their computers.
The humanitarian developers behind World of Warcraft have also discovered a way to bribe gamers into turning off their computers and going outside. If you log off for a few days, your character will be more ‘rested‘ when you resume playing, a mode that temporarily speeds up your leveling.
My poor children have been the subject of all of my experiments. We’re still doing what I call ‘Amish summers‘ where I turn off all electronics and pack away all their computers and stuff and watch them scream for a while until they settle down into, like, an electronic-free summer.
I’m really interested in the current tech world because of my brother Michael. Since we were little kids, in the 1970s, he was dealing with the first computers. He works for the government.
I’m not very technically minded. I mean, I don’t know how to do e-mail on computers.
You have to wait for people to program you. The only difference is the amount of people that you’re going to reach but that’s going to even out in the next two or three years anyway. Computers are being bought faster than televisions right now.
A wonderful thing about a book, in contrast to a computer screen, is that you can take it to bed with you.
We’ve lost touch and allowed technology to take precedence over organic nature. But let’s not forget that those microchips in our computers came from elements of the earth.
My first introduction to computers and computer programming came during my freshman year of college. I majored in electrical engineering with a minor in computer science, so I learned during my required courses at Vanderbilt University.
I have sometimes thought the power of computers had exceeded our ability to use them, but Mr. Jobs and his team kept giving us devices that made indispensable things easier in ways you never thought of.
Computer science is one of the worst things that ever happened to either computers or to science.
Why is it that I notice so many brilliant scientists using Macs for their personal computers; why does the Lawrence Livermore & Berkeley Labs buy millions of dollars worth of Macs?
I think after a time there won’t be anything left to be interesting for mankind. Computers are about to do everything for us. Cellphones are smarter than we are. We’ll embrace spirituality because we’ll be bored of everything else.
One thing that humans still do better than computers is recognize images.
Today, computers help us making the music. It’s really a tool.
Computers are hierarchical. We have a desktop and hierarchical files which have to mean everything.
In short, software is eating the world.
Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don’t need to be done.
When I heard the news that Steve Jobs had died, my mind flashed back to 1985, when I began my love affair with computers. I was stationed in Moscow for The Associated Press, and I ordered an Apple IIc – by Telex – from a department store in Helsinki, Finland. They express-shipped it to me, a month later, by train.
We think of computers as smart and powerful machines. But your goldfish is smarter.
When they were done downloading all the information off each hard drive, they took all the computers, all the literature, and loaded everything into a big white truck and left.
Even when I work with computers, with high technology, I always try to put in the touch of the hand.
I know when I grew up, it was, if it was daylight outside, get outside. Well, now, with the technological age of computers and everything, everyone’s inside virtually going everywhere they want to go, virtually having relationships, virtually traveling across the neighborhood, virtually going to that island.
The Internet is not just one thing, it’s a collection of things – of numerous communications networks that all speak the same digital language.
The most compelling reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to link it to a nationwide communications network. We’re just in the beginning stages of what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people – as remarkable as the telephone.
The big question society will have to answer is whether it wants computers thinking like humans.
‘Bloomberg’s, you know, for people who don’t use the service, provides through the Internet – through specialized computers – information about the financial world. It’s a very large data base. I think they have on the order of a billion dollars or more a year in revenue.
Before computers, telephone lines and television connect us, we all share the same air, the same oceans, the same mountains and rivers. We are all equally responsible for protecting them.
People are on their computers more than watching TV, because you can only watch voyeur TV, which is basically what reality shows are, for so long.
The capacity of computers is doubling every eight months. It’s exponential development. I think it’s a real threat, actually, that a computer one day will be more intelligent than us.
It was very clear, if you grew up in the middle of Ireland, just how potent a force the Internet was and could be. I was always seduced by the potency of computers and the possibilities for which they could be leveraged.
I give Bill Gates an A for vision because, as a business person and a strategist, he’s brilliant. His flaw is that his view is not informed by a humanistic or compassionate vision of how to make computers work for people.
Inside all the computers of any large corporation is every decision that gets made. But people spend a huge amount of time trying to find the correct piece of information.
Electromagnetic theory and experiment gave us the telephone, radio, TV, computers, and made the internal combustion engine practical – thus, the car and airplane, leading inevitably to the rocket and outer-space exploration.
Eventually, I believe, current attempts to understand the mind by analogy with man-made computers that can perform superbly some of the same external tasks as conscious beings will be recognized as a gigantic waste of time.
The next major explosion is going to be when genetics and computers come together. I’m talking about an organic computer – about biological substances that can function like a semiconductor.
Perhaps one day we will have machines that can cope with approximate task descriptions, but in the meantime, we have to be very prissy about how we tell computers to do things.
I am very bad at computers. I don’t really know how to write email.
I was nerdy and really into computers. I was a good student until my senior year, when I started traveling and had a lot of absences.
Even in the developing parts of the world, kids take to computers like fish to water.
People are seduced by signals from the world, but that is manipulation, not reality. Computers have learned more about us than we’ve learned about them.
There is a real danger that computers will develop intelligence and take over. We urgently need to develop direct connections to the brain so that computers can add to human intelligence rather than be in opposition.
You have to be very skilled in this industry. I grew in this industry; we created the very beginnings of this industry. We made the first PCs (personal computers) in the world.
I built computers and stuff when I was a teenager and whatever.
Calculating does not equal mathematics. It’s a subsection of it. In years gone by it was the limiting factor, but computers now allow you to make the whole of mathematics more intellectual.
Not only have computers changed the way we think, they’ve also discovered what makes humans think – or think we’re thinking. At least enough to predict and even influence it.
If computers remain far worse than us at image recognition, a certain over-confident combination of man and machine can elsewhere take inaccuracy to a whole new level.
The idea that computers can ever replace teachers and schools reveals a deep lack of understanding about the role leadership plays in student success.
So the thing I realized rather gradually – I must say starting about 20 years ago now that we know about computers and things – there’s a possibility of a more general basis for rules to describe nature.
If you’re talking about a world in which everybody is connected by computers 24 hours a day, that exists right now.
I closely follow everything about user interface or human-computer interface: technology that makes computers closer to the way the human being actually functions.
I’m working on artificial intelligence. Actually, natural language understanding, which is to get computers to understand the meaning of documents.
When I was younger, I would look at a game with computers and still be fascinated by the possibilities.
Computers will be able to do all the mundane tasks in our daily lives.
I have nothing against investment banking, but it’s like massaging money rather than creating money. If you’re in physics, you create inventions, you create lasers, you create transistors, computers, GPS.
Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
I got my first computer at the age of 6. To me, it was magic. By the time I was 12, I wanted to know the secrets behind the wizardry, and that started my journey toward computer programming. This was the early 1990s, when computers weren’t built for the mass market.
Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us.
Companies are accustomed to dismissing employees for misuse of computers at work.
Once computers can program, they basically take over technological progress because already, today, the majority of technological progress is run by software, by programming.
Humans are still much better than computers at recognizing speech.
That was something that shaped my thinking regarding Estonia: the idea that we should be getting our young people to work with computers.
I’d like to think life has improved since 1850, despite the long hours we all seem to spend slaving over hot computers, but the psychological journeys remain the same – the search for love, identity, a meaningful place in the world.
We resemble computers intellectually and animals emotionally.
I am not great at computers. If I were to try shopping through Google, I’d end up with 33 vests.
I know so many people who actually just watch television on their computers now and don’t even really watch their TV anymore.
At home, we’re listening to TV or playing with our computers, so our entertaining is rusting. We don’t know how to be good hosts and guests in business situations.
I call the blockchain ‘the Internet of value‘ and ‘the Internet of trust.’ Because everything becomes trustless. It’s a big distributed ledger. Think of it like an Excel file that’s being maintained and updated and managed by millions of computers around the world.
I’ve always been into computers. When I was getting out of high school and forming my identity musically, all of it was really coming into the fold, computers and drum machines. It felt like, you know, I’m in the right place at the right time. I liked the collision.
We are having trouble finding teachers to teach STEM. We also need to make sure schools have the resources. Some communities have multiple computers for each student in their schools. Other schools don’t have textbooks, let alone computers.
Americans fear losing control if they’re forced to ride in autonomous vehicles. These same Americans fly in airplanes every day that largely are flown by computers, and impressively efficient ones at that.
Everyone has this perception that the bloggers, they say horrible things about you and they hide behind their computers where you can’t see them.
Never trust a computer you can’t throw out a window.
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.
Using social media to hurt and destroy is callous, acted out by cowards hiding behind computers. My advice is to ignore negativity. Focus on the love around.
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.
I just think people have a lot of fiction. But, you know, I mean, the real story of Facebook is just that we’ve worked so hard for all this time. I mean, the real story is actually probably pretty boring, right? I mean, we just sat at our computers for six years and coded.
I’ve never been much of a computer guy at least in terms of playing with computers. Actually until I was about 11 I didn’t use a computer for preparing for games at all. I was playing a bit online, was using the chess club mainly. Now, obviously, the computer is an important tool for me preparing for my games.