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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.

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.

Nothing that has value, real value, has no cost. Not freedom, not food, not shelter, not healthcare.

Nothing that has value, real value, has no cost. Not freedom, not food, not shelter, not healthcare.

My biggest failure is I have too many to talk about.

My biggest failure is I have too many to talk about.

Most of the time you will fail, but you will also occasionally succeed. Those occasional successes make all the hard work and sacrifice worthwhile. ---->>>

The city needs a car like a fish needs a bicycle.

The city needs a car like a fish needs a bicycle.

People take the longest possible paths, digress to numerous dead ends, and make all kinds of mistakes. Then historians come along and write summaries of this messy, nonlinear process and make it appear like a simple, straight line. ---->>>

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

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

Americans thinking that America will continue to lead the world in innovation and quality of life without some quick and serious educational improvements are dangerously delusional. ---->>>

I'd rather lose my own money than someone else's.

I'd rather lose my own money than someone else's.

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

More than ever, the world needs good engineers. However, the pool of talent is shrinking not growing. ---->>>

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

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

Sometimes we crash and burn. It's better to do it in private. ---->>>

Clearly, there are many places where diesel is king or gas-turbine is king, or IC engines will win, but there are many places in the world where, as we've seen, they just won't do the job. The modern version of the Stirling engine has some very, very attractive characteristics, and we're trying to optimize it for some of those applications. ---->>>

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

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

I started realizing that I wasn't so dumb; rather, most people simply didn't know the answers to the questions that I was interested in-or they didn't care. ---->>>

The future is going to require really smart people. What we think are crises today probably will be no big deal, and we have no idea what will really be crises in the future. ---->>>

I'm a human entropy producer. ---->>>

In some cases, inventions prohibit innovation because we're so caught up in playing with the technology, we forget about the fact that it was supposed to be important. ---->>>

Sporting competitions seem to be what we obsess over, frankly. So if we can put engineering, science, technology into a format of healthy, fun competition, we can attract all sorts of kids that might not see the kind of activity we do as accessible or rewarding.

Sporting competitions seem to be what we obsess over, frankly. So if we can put engineering, science, technology into a format of healthy, fun competition, we can attract all sorts of kids that might not see the kind of activity we do as accessible or rewarding.

I don't want to think about how many people have thought or still think that I'm crazy. ---->>>

I don't work on a project unless I believe that it will dramatically improve life for a bunch of people. ---->>>

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

If you're going to fail, you might as well fail at the big ones. ---->>>

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

An innovation is one of those things that society looks at and says, if we make this part of the way we live and work, it will change the way we live and work. ---->>>

I would argue that education, actual learning - it is hard work. It's very personal. Your parents don't teach you anything. Your teachers don't teach you anything. The government doesn't teach you anything. You read it. You don't understand it; you read it again. You break a pencil and read it again. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

We can't live any more in a world which is based on stuff and not ideas. If you want to live with the world of stuff, we're all doomed. ---->>>

A patent, or invention, is any assemblage of technologies or ideas that you can put together that nobody put together that way before. That's how the patent office defines it. That's an invention. ---->>>

Technology is how we create wealth, how we cure diseases, how we'll build an environment that's sustainable and also gives people the capacity to pull more out of this world and still leave it better than when they found it. ---->>>

Whatever the marketplace, if talented people are given resources, they're going to keep driving us to having better, simpler, cheaper solutions to problems. ---->>>

As we move towards 8 or 10 billion people on the planet, there's a little less gold per capita. Each one of us will continue to be fighting over an ever smaller percentage of total resources. This is not a happy thought. ---->>>

New ideas in technology are literally a dime-a-dozen, or cheaper than that. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 04-05, 1951
Birthplace: Long Island, New York, U.S.
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Occupation: Inventor
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Dean L. Kamen (born April 5, 1951) is an American engineer, inventor, and businessman. He is best known for his invention of the Segway, as well as founding FIRST with Woodie Flowers. Born to a Jewish family in Long Island, New York, he attended Worcester Polytechnic Institute, but dropped out before graduating after five years of private advanced research for the drug infusion pump AutoSyringe (wikipedia)