13 Total Quotes

Alan Kay Quotes

Some people worry that artificial intelligence will make us feel inferior, but then, anybody in his right mind should have an inferiority complex every time he looks at a flower.
Alan Kay
#American Scientist #Intelligence

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Alan Kay
#American Scientist #Future

Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.
Alan Kay
#American Scientist #Perspective

It (the computer) is a medium that can dynamically simulate the details of any other medium, including media that cannot exist physically. It is not a tool, although it can act like many tools.
Alan Kay
#Media

Quite a few people have to believe something is normal before it becomes normal-- a sort of 'voting' situation. But once the threshold is reached, then everyone demands to do whatever it is.
Alan Kay
#People

The protean nature of the computer is such that it can act like a machine or like a language to be shaped and exploited.
Alan Kay
#American Scientist

It [the computer] is the first metamedium, and as such it has degrees of freedom for representation and expression never before encountered and as yet barely investigated.
Alan Kay
#Technology #Expression

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.
Alan Kay
#American Scientist

Quite a few people have to believe something is normal before it becomes normal - a sort of 'voting' situation. But once the threshold is reached, then everyone demands to do whatever it is.
Alan Kay
#American Scientist