Quotations by Norbert Wiener

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Born: Monday, November 26, 1894
Died: Wednesday, March 18, 1964 (69 years old)
Profession: Mathematician
Nationality: American

Progress imposes not only new possibilities for the future but new restrictions.
- Norbert Wiener
(Keywords: Progress, Future, Possibilities)

The idea that information can be stored in a changing world without an overwhelming depreciation of its value is false. It is scarcely less false than the more plausible claim that after a war we may take our existing weapons, fill their barrels with information.
- Norbert Wiener
(Keywords: War, Idea, Information, May, Value, Weapons, World)

The more we get out of the world the less we leave, and in the long run we shall have to pay our debts at a time that may be very inconvenient for our own survival.
- Norbert Wiener
(Keywords: Time, Survival, May, World)

The nervous system and the automatic machine are fundamentally alike in that they are devices, which make decisions on the basis of decisions they made in the past.
- Norbert Wiener
(Keywords: Decisions, Machine, Past)

To live effectively is to live with adequate information.
- Norbert Wiener
(Keywords: Information)

What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their experiments lead.
- Norbert Wiener
(Keywords: Results)

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