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Dean Kamen Quotes

I think we have a society which is spending more and more of its money on healthcare as a percent of GDP as a percent of a lot of things. I think thats a measure of success.
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You have teenagers thinking they're going to make millions as NBA stars when that's not realistic for even 1 percent of them. Becoming a scientist or engineer is.

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If history is any indication, all truths will eventually turn out to be false.

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Everybody has to be able to participate in a future that they want to live for. That's what technology can do.

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I do not want to waste any time. And if you are not working on important things, you are wasting time.

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To me, innovations are the wheel, fire, language, movable type. There are not 3 million innovations; there are 3 million inventions.

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My biggest worry is I'm running out of time and energy. Thirty years ago I thought 10 years was a really long time.

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I think an education is not only important, it is the most important thing you can do with your life.

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Some broad themes brought me where I am today. At a very young age, my hobby became thinking and finding connections.

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I consider high-speed data transmission an invention that became a major innovation. It changed the way we all communicate.

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Tell me it's never been done. Because the only real laws in this world-the only things we really know-are the two postulates of relativity, the three laws of Newton, the four laws of thermodynamics, and Maxwell's equation-no, scratch that, the only things we really know are Maxwell's equations, the three laws of Newton, the two postulates of relativity, and the periodic table. That's all we know that's true. All the rest are man's laws

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In the culture of America, in a free culture, you get what you celebrate. And in this culture, we have two obsessions, become a group that becomes a group that celebrates sports heroes and entertainment heroes. There's no room left for kids to see even a little bit of the opportunities to really, really get excited about becoming an inventor, an engineer, or a scientist, a problem solver.

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I think our society is no longer properly valuing the intangible potential of innovation, even if we have to be a little uncomfortable with the risks associated with it, and a little bit willing to fail, pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off and try again. We don't seem to want to do that as much as we used too.

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I think in our lifetime, that level of acceptance of "well, we couldn't do any better," won't be tolerated. We're going to start to see individual therapies customized for individual patients, and it's going to change the way people get healthcare.

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Invention and entrepreneurship isn't about pure technology. Most people take whatever they see in front of them and relate it to something they understand. For at least ten years after Ford started building cars, people called them horseless carriages. It wasn't obvious to call it a car. They used to call the radio 'the wireless.' Innovation is much more about changing people and their perceptions and their attitudes and their willingness to accept change than it is about physics and engineering.

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We are in a race between knowledge and catastrophe. If we keep track of what is important, never lower our standards or forget why we are here, we have the ability to determine the fate of the world.

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