Reflections on the computer and technology


The era of the millennium is the season of information technology, the Internet and computers. They become integral parts of our daily life. We cannot dream of living without them. In order to honor them, in this article I present various reflections on computers and technology.

here they are:

  • Technology is governed by two types of people: those who manage what they do not understand and those who understand what they do not.
  • Any technology advanced sufficiently indistinguishable from magic.
  • The first rule of any technology used in a business is that the automation applied to an efficient process will amplify efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an ineffective process will amplify the inefficiency.
  • Information and business technology has become inextricably intertwined. I don't think anyone can talk about one of them in a meaningful way without talking about the other.
  • Technology is nothing. The important thing is that you have faith in people, that they are good and basically smart, and if you give them the tools, they will do a great job with them.
  • Every time new technology, old problem and big idea turns into innovation.
  • Today's science is tomorrow's technology.
  • I think it's fair to say that PCs have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They are communication tools, they are tools of creativity and can be shaped by their users.
  • The password factor is like a toothbrush. Don't let anyone else use it and get a new person every six months.
  • The next major explosion will be when genetics and computers combine. I'm talking about an organic computer – about biological materials that can work like semiconductors.
  • Computing is not about computers anymore. It is about living.
  • With all the abundance of computers and computing available to us, human attention and time are scarce.
  • New information technology – the Internet and e-mail – virtually eliminated the physical costs of communications.
  • Part of the computer's inhumanity is that once it's programmed efficiently and running smoothly, it's completely honest.
  • By the time we reach the forties of the twentieth century, we will be able to multiply human intelligence a billion times. This will be a radical change that is unique in nature. Computers will continue to get smaller and smaller. In the end, they will go inside our bodies and brains and make us healthier and smarter.

In summary, here are some ideas about computers and technology that speak boldly of their prospects, relevance, and efficiency.


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