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The technologies which have had the most profound effects on human life are usually simple. Freeman Dyson#Effects 68
Freeman Dyson#Effects 68
A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering. Freeman Dyson#design 65
Freeman Dyson#design 65
Lucky individuals in each generation find technology appropriate to their needs. Freeman Dyson#Technology 56
Freeman Dyson#Technology 56
It has become part of the accepted wisdom to say that the twentieth century was the century of physics and the twenty-first century will be the century of biology. Freeman Dyson#Wisdom 55
Freeman Dyson#Wisdom 55
There is a great satisfaction in building good tools for other people to use. Freeman Dyson#Tools 53
Freeman Dyson#Tools 53
Successful technologies often begin as hobbies. Jacques Cousteau invented scuba diving because he enjoyed exploring caves. The Wright brothers invented flying as a relief from the monotony of their normal business of selling and repairing bicycles. Freeman Dyson#Business 50
Freeman Dyson#Business 50
Biology is now bigger than physics, as measured by the size of budgets, by the size of the workforce, or by the output of major discoveries; and biology is likely to remain the biggest part of science through the twenty-first century. Freeman Dyson#Science 50
Freeman Dyson#Science 50
If we had a reliable way to label our toys good and bad, it would be easy to regulate technology wisely. But we can rarely see far enough ahead to know which road leads to damnation. Freeman Dyson#Toys 49
Freeman Dyson#Toys 49
Technology is a gift of God. After the gift of life it is perhaps the greatest of God's gifts. It is the mother of civilizations, of arts and of sciences. Freeman Dyson#Technology 44
Freeman Dyson#Technology 44
Unfortunately things are different in climate science because the arguments have become heavily politicised. To say that the dogmas are wrong has become politically incorrect. Freeman Dyson#Science 40
Freeman Dyson#Science 40
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