In Their Words » Cyborgology

I’m left laughing by many of these quotes Nathan Jurgenson collected on Cyborgology. Some of them have the effect of a Pan-Galatic Gargle Blaster.

Just some of my favorite quotes from what I read this past week on tech&society:

  • “If your kid comes out of the bedroom and says he just shut down the government, he should have an outfit for that”
  • “As people become brands, we expect not friendship from them but customer service”
  • “I’m left wondering why we’re typing so breathlessly, like we’re all skydiving into prom”
  • “Are 3D printers ontological white holes that produce reality from their printer heads?”
  • “My mental map was no match for the crisp precision of the iPhone’s…being in that place meant something different”
  • “TED is an insatiable kingpin of international meme laundering”
  • “The horrendous ramifications for privacy are obvious…yet they have not deterred anyone from using social media”
  • “drones are the most anthropomorphized of killing machines…so easily endowed with human subjectivity”
  • “the Amish are paradigmatically modern in that they have made the need to think about technology a defining feature of their culture”
  • “he also showed a prototype robot armpit that’s humanlike as all-get-out“

via In Their Words » Cyborgology.

Some of them are deliciously paradoxical. Full sources are available in the original post.