Top 10 Quotes by Nicholas Negroponte

Nicholas Negroponte

When we talk about an Internet of things, it's not just putting RFID tags on some dumb thing so we smart people know where that dumb thing is. It's about embedding intelligence so things become smarter and do more than they were proposed to do.

Nicholas Negroponte
Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living. Whatever big problem you can imagine, from world peace to the environment to hunger to poverty, the solution always includes education, ... We need to depend more on peer-to-peer and self-driven learning. The laptop is one important means of doing that.
Nicholas Negroponte

Nations have the wrong granularity. They’re too small to be global and too big to be local, and all they can think about is competing.

Nicholas Negroponte
When you meet a head of state, and you say, 'What is your most precious natural resource?' they will not say children at first, and then when you say, 'children,' they will pretty quickly agree with you.
Nicholas Negroponte

By the year 2000, most Americans will be online one way or another.

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This is just the beginning, the beginning of understanding that cyberspace has no limits, no boundaries.
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You go to developing countries today and you'll find automobiles that you haven't seen since you're childhood and that's because they really are valuable, they're taken care of, they're repaired, and when something breaks, they just don't buy a new one, they actually fix it.

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Most people don't realize that common sense is the real thing computers are missing,
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It bothers me when people spoil the market. Nicholas Negropont

Nicholas Negroponte
Machines need to talk easily to one another in order to better serve people.