I consider high-speed data transmission an invention that became a major innovation. It changed the way we all communicate.
More Quotes from Dean Kamen:We have a promising project, but nothing of the Earth-shattering nature that people are conjuring up.
I don't work on a project unless I believe that it will dramatically improve life for a bunch of people.
I'm a human entropy producer.
There is just so much stuff in the world that, to me, is devoid of any real substance, value, and content that I just try to make sure that I am working on things that matter.
Innovation needs to be nurtured throughout an organization. Management is doing things right, whereas leadership is doing the right things.
The goal is to create in the culture passion among kids to do something. I think the trouble is our culture does create a passion for kids, but their passion is related to one of two industries entertainment or sports.
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I have all this time between projects, and I'm not so sure that's a healthy thing. It's scary, because at 36 I'm woefully unqualified for anything else.
A useless life is an early death.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.