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Sci-Fi Quotes for Techies to Live By

1. “In my experience, there’s no such thing as luck.” – Ben Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
The Reality: “Luck” happens to people who prepare vigorously and work tirelessly.

2. “Quite an experience to live in fear, isn’t it? That’s what it is to be a slave.” – Roy Batty, Blade Runner
The Reality: Don’t get held hostage to anxieties about the unknown. Embrace uncertainty.

3. “Resistance is futile.” – The Borg, Star Trek: The Next Generation
The Reality: Many technology shifts, such as BYOD, are impossible to prevent, so work with the current.

4. “If you’re going to build a time machine into a car, why not do it with style?” – Dr. Emmett Brown, Back to the Future
The Reality: Don’t just handle a project. Put your personal stamp on it and make it memorable.

5. “Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” – Philip K. Dick, science fiction author
The Reality: You achieve more when you challenge perceptions of reality and relentlessly examine its validity.

6. “Does anyone remember when we were explorers?” – Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek: Insurrection
The Reality: You got into tech because of your curious nature, so keep savoring moments of discovery.

7. “Windows 7 is much more user-friendly than Windows Vista. I don’t like that.” – Sheldon Cooper, Big Bang Theory
The Reality: Sheldon’s wrong. IT is all about delivering a positive user experience.

8. “Always two there are, a master and an apprentice.” – Yoda, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
The Reality: Never forget that you’re increasing your knowledge under the guidance of respected professionals.

9. “Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable.” – Isaac Asimov, science fiction author
The Reality: Science fiction goes beyond entertainment, depicting many future innovations.

10. “(I’m) from another planet. Let’s just say that we’re neighbors.” – Klaatu, The Day the Earth Stood Still
The Reality: The universe is huge, but IT innovations help bring people, ideas and communities together.

Reference: http://www.baselinemag.com/careers/slideshows/ten-sci-fi-quotes-for-techies-to-live-by/?kc=EWKNLEDP04052013C

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