The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

Alan Kay

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

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

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

Technology is anything that wasn't around when you were born.

Alan Kay

Most software today is very much like an Egyptian pyramid with millions of bricks piled on top of each other, with no structural integrity, but just done by brute force and thousands of slaves.

Alan Kay

People who are really serious about software should make their own hardware.

Alan Kay

Perspective is worth 80 IQ points.

Alan Kay

If you don't fail at least 90 percent of the time, you're not aiming high enough.

Alan Kay

Context is worth 80 IQ points.

Alan Kay