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Famous Quotes on Technology and Well-Being

Motivational Quotes on the Benefits of Technology

by Whitney Hopler, Communications Manager

Technology benefits our well-being in many ways – from making it more convenient for us to do our work, to connecting us with people worldwide. Research shows that technology that promotes relationships (like social media) strengthens well-being significantly. Let these famous quotes on technology and well-being motivate you to use technology well: 

“Sustainable solutions based on innovation can create a more resilient world only if that innovation is focused on the health and well-being of its inhabitants. And it is at that point – where technology and human needs intersect – that we will find meaningful innovation.” – Frans van Houten

“Technology does more than delight, entertain and make our lives more convenient; it’s also an agent for social good.” – Ron Conway

Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.”Bill Gates

“I’m interested in things that change the world or that affect the future and wondrous, new technology where you see it, and you’re like, ‘Wow, how did that even happen? How is that possible?’” – Elon Musk

“The human spirit must prevail over technology.” – Albert Einstein 

“The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” – Steve Ballmer

“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.” – Steve Jobs

“Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation.” – Dean Kamen

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke

“Social media is changing the way we communicate and the way we are perceived, both positively and negatively. Every time you post a photo, or update your status, you are contributing to your own digital footprint and personal brand.” – Amy Jo Martin 

“Technology is cool, but you’ve got to use it as opposed to letting it use you.” – Prince

“The most important thing is to make the technology inclusive – make the world change.” – Jack Ma

“You don’t start communities. Communities already exist. The question to ask is how you can help them do better.” – Mark Zuckerberg

“The internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.” – Bill Gates

“Social media has created a historical shift from the historically powerful to the historically powerless. Now everyone has a voice.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“The great thing about social media was how it gave a voice to voiceless people.” – Jon Ronson

“Technology challenges us to assert our human values, which means that first of all, we have to figure out what they are.” – Sherry Turkle

“What is interesting is the power and the impact of social media … So we must try to use social media in a good way.” – Malala Yousafzai

“Social media makes you think.” – Varun Dhawan

“Social media is reducing social barriers. It connects people on the strength of human values, not identities.” – Narendra Modi

“I like my social media space to be somewhere very positive … and get to share that with the world.” – Poppy Delevingne

“Technology and social media have brought power back to the people.” – Mark McKinnon

“We will explore the mysteries of science and harness the power of technology and innovation. We will realize the opportunities of the digital world. Our youth will learn more from – and with – each other.” – Narendra Modi

“Sharing is good, and with digital technology, sharing is easy.” – Richard Stallman

“Technology is the great leveler. Technology permits anybody to play. And in some ways, I think technology is not only a great tool for democratization, but a great tool for eliminating prejudice and advancing meritocracies.” – Carly Fiorina

“New technology is not good or evil in and of itself. It’s all about how people choose to use it.” –  David Wong

“While technology is important, it’s what we do with it that truly matters.” – Muhammad Yunus

“Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.” – Daniel Bell

“Like all technology, social media is neutral but is best put to work in the service of building a better world.” – Simon Mainwaring

“Turn off your email; turn off your phone; disconnect from the Internet; figure out a way to set limits so you can concentrate when you need to, and disengage when you need to. Technology is a good servant but a bad master.” – Gretchen Rubin

“The world is getting more connected through technology and travel.” – John Mackey

“Technology is unlocking the innate compassion we have for our fellow human beings.” – Bill Gates

“Study hard so that you can master technology, which allows us to master nature.” – Che Guevara

“Technology will enhance us. So instead of artificial intelligence, I think we’ll augment our intelligence.” – Ginni Rometty

“Technology is so much fun but we can drown in our technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge.” – Daniel J. Boorstin

“Even more amazing than modern technology is our opportunity to access information directly from heaven, without hardware, software, or monthly service fees.” – Russell Nelson

“Technology is all about using the power of science to make life better for people, to reduce cost, to improve comfort, to improve productivity, etc.” – N. R. Narayana Murthy

“You affect the world by what you browse.” – Tim Berners-Lee

“While we cannot predict the future, we will most surely live it. Every action and decision we take – or don’t – ripples into the future. For the first time, we have the capability, the technology, and the knowledge to direct those ripples.” – Jacque Fresco

“Technology is best when it brings people together.” – Matt Mullenweg

“Technology expands our way of thinking about things, and expands our way of doing things.” – Herbert Simon

“You can be good at technology and like fashion and art. You can be good at technology and be a jock. You can be good at technology and be a mom. You can do it your way, on your terms.” –  Marissa Mayer

“You have to learn how to harness technology so you can use it for positive stuff without being disconnected from nature.” – Talib Kweli

“The human condition today is better than it’s ever been, and technology is one of the reasons for that.” – Tom Clancy

“Technology gives us power, but it does not and cannot tell us how to use that power. Thanks to technology, we can instantly communicate across the world, but it still doesn’t help us know what to say.” – Jonathan Sacks