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Amanda HenryAug 22, 2018 8:24:00 AM2 min read

Technology and Innovation: 11 Quotes to Inspire Your Team

We are living in a time of rapid growth of technology and innovation. 200 years ago, people probably didn't think that we could talk to humans without being in the same physical space. 50 years ago, we probably couldn't imagine using those same devices without a cord. 15 years ago, we probably had no idea that we would have an infinite amount of information in the palm of or hands with the same device. Telephones have come such a long way throughout recent history, but we wouldn't have the smartphones that we have today if it hadn't been for people with a thirst for innovation. 

Thanks to people with this thirst, new technologies have allowed us to explore new training methods, ways to communicate with each other, and even travel to different planets in our galaxy.


To inspire you and your team to be creative and innovative, here are 11 quotes to ponder:

“Technological evolution is the result of our own desire to lead a better life.” – R. S. Amblee

R. S. Amblee, Author 

“It’s not that we use technology, we LIVE technology.” – Godfrey Reggio

Godfrey Reggio, Director and Screenwriter

“Modern technology has become a total phenomenon for civilization, the defending force of a new social order in which efficiency is no longer an option, but a necessity imposed on all human activity.” – Jacques Ellul

Jacques Ellul, Philosopher

“Technology shapes society and society shapes technology.” – Robert Winthrop White

Robert Winthrop White, Sculptor and Educator

“You can’t solve a problem on the same level that it was created. You have to rise above it to the next level.” – Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist 

“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.” – Theodore Levitt

Theodore Levitt, Economist

“Technology, like art, is a soaring exercise of the human imagination.” – Daniel Bell

Daniel Bell, Sociologist

“Never before in history has innovation offered promise of so much to so many in so short a time.” – Bill Gates

Bill Gates, Founder of Microsoft

“Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation.” – Dean Kamen

Dean Kamen, Engineer, Inventor, and Businessman

“If you look at history, innovation doesn’t just come from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect.” – Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson, Author

“A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock pile when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.” – Antoine Saint-Exupery

 Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Writer, Poet, Aristocrat, Journalist, and Pioneering Aviator

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ITI has welcomed new technology and innovation into our training methods and thus, ITI VR Crane Simulators were born. To learn more, click here.

To learn about how other leaders in the industrial industry are implementing new ideas for innovation, check out ITI’s LITES (Leadership in Industrial technology, Education, and Safety) Podcast.




Amanda Henry

Amanda began her career at ITI in January 2018. She has a bachelor's degree from Washington State University in Social Sciences with a primary focus in communications and a secondary focus in Psychology. As Marketing Specialist, Amanda’s responsibilities include content creation, ad campaign management, and monitoring and reporting on customer satisfaction.