Einstein on a bike February 6, 1933.
Came across this photo as I was biking an errand and stopped for lunch at a local biker favorite.
Turns out it was taken on February 6, 1933 by a Caltech trustee named Ben Meyer at his home in Santa Barbara.
I often wonder what Einstein would think of our contemporary obsession with growth, gratuitous wastefulness, and addiction to fossil fuels.
For example, what would he think of this highway interchange in Atlanta that is the same size as the entire city of Florence, Italy?
I found a few quotes that give a hint at the answer…
“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage — to move in the opposite direction.”
Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.”
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.”