"True Wisdom and true Knowledge are as rare in the universe as they must seem within your world. It is natural for you to hope and to expect that other races have outgrown deviousness, selfish pursuits, competition and conflict. But, alas, this is not the case. Greater technology does not raise the mental and spiritual strength of individuals."
"The needs of life are fundamental everywhere. Advanced technology does not relieve you of these needs entirely and in fact can escalate them tremendously. Do you think that great technological societies in the universe are not desperate for resources, resources that now they cannot create themselves but must trade for and negotiate for, from far, far away? They have lost their self-determination. They are controlled now by the very networks of trade upon which they depend."
"Everyone in the universe is seeking resources, and the more technologically advanced nations are very dependent upon this. You do not reach a place where this need ceases to exist because as you advance technologically, the need escalates in response to it."
“Never assume that technological advancement leads to spiritual awareness, for in most cases, it goes in the opposite direction.” 
“Do not be in love with technology, for if you are, you will fall prey to those who are more technologically advanced than you are.” 
"You cannot rely upon technology alone, for once the world is exhausted, your technology will have little impact."
“It is essential if you are to undertake space travel that your planet become one community. That is a requirement. All worlds undergo this. They must be unified to communicate beyond their realm or they cannot do it, and their technology will become destructive.” 
Knowledge and Technology Quotes
"Humanity has great strengths. You have not lost your connection to the deeper Knowledge that exists within each person. You have not become a regimented, secular, technological society, which are so common in the universe. You have not lost your freedom or your greater sensibilities entirely though that is being threatened with each passing day." 
“You must always remember that it is the greater power of Knowledge within the individual and within people together that represents your core strength, not your technological achievements. Never lose sight of this, for if you do, you will lose that which is most valuable to your life, to your future and to your self-realization.”
“The advancement of science and technology alone will lead you away from the power and presence of Knowledge. Only if science and technology are in service to Knowledge, Knowledge being the prime motivation for the cultivation of science and technology, can they be truly beneficial. It is the motivation that matters. And this motivation either comes from the mind or from the deeper mind of Knowledge within you.”
The Greater Community and technology
"In the Greater Community technology is not the prize. Power is not the prize. Advantage is not the prize. Domination is not the prize. The prize is Knowledge and Wisdom. This is fulfillment. And this is what you need in the world right now." 
"The needs of life are fundamental everywhere. Advanced technology does not relieve you of these needs entirely and in fact can escalate them tremendously. Do you think that great technological societies in the universe are not desperate for resources, resources that now they cannot create themselves but must trade for and negotiate for, from far, far away? They have lost their self-determination. They are controlled now by the very networks of trade upon which they depend." 
"Everyone in the universe is seeking resources, and the more technologically advanced nations are very dependent upon this. You do not reach a place where this need ceases to exist because as you advance technologically, the need escalates in response to it." 
"Those who wield great technological power have abandoned their early traditions of religion to serve the religion of power, commerce and technology." 
“Accomplishment in the Greater Community is not simply technology or the ability to travel from one world to another. That is all machinery. Accomplishment is the ability to develop real and meaningful relationships and communities. Although this is something that is even rare in the Greater Community, it has been achieved at very high levels.” 
“The Greater Community will be represented by highly focused and united groups of individuals who are able to think with a united mind and focus, whose superiority is not only in technology but in the power of thinking and determination.” 
"The path of technological development, more often than not, leads away from real freedom and the true nature of spirituality as it exists in all manifest intelligent life." 
Not the salvation of humanity
"The results of humanity’s degradation and foolish use of the world are now moving on their own. Technology alone will not be an answer. There must be human recognition, courage and unity. Technology will only be a tool to help you, but without this recognition, this courage and this unity, technology will only hasten your demise." 
“Humanity is gambling its future by destroying the very resources which support it in the world, while hoping its technology will somehow save it in the final hour. It is risking its inheritance and creating a situation where only calamity can arise. It is amazing that so many people in the world today cannot see this. Yet many people do feel these problems and are anxious about them. And they seek either escape, confrontation or advancement as a result.” 
“For in truth, you do not want to become too technologically advanced, or you will lose your self-sufficiency. Whatever technology is adequate to provide stability, security and to maintain freedom in your world would be sufficient if you can create it and sustain it. But if you want things from beyond the world and can be convinced that you need them and that you must have them for your safety, for your security, for your advancement or for your enrichment, then you have stepped over a boundary, a boundary that Knowledge would discourage you from passing over. You will feel the restraint of Knowledge here if you are sensitive to its presence.” 
Technology Addiction Quotes
"Do not accept foreign technology, for it is only here to addict you and to persuade you and to make you dependent. It is a seduction, and nothing more. It is like giving drugs to a native tribe in the jungle, who then become addicted and enslaved to whoever provides these things." 
“Whatever you are in relationship with influences you and you become more like it. If your primary relationship is with technology, you become more machine-like yourself.” 
- The Allies of Humanity, Book One, Second Briefing: The Challenge to Human Freedom
- Marshall Vian Summers. The Greater Community, Chapter 4: Entering the Greater Community
- Marshall Vian Summers. Life in the Universe, Chapter 9: Religion in the Greater Community
- Marshall Vian Summers. Life in the Universe, Chapter 5: Technology and the Different Paths to Stability
- Restoring the World (June 25, 2011)
- Wisdom from the Greater Community Book 1, Chapter 3: Greater Community
- Marshall Vian Summers. Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 10: How do you prepare?
- The Allies of Humanity Book Three, First Briefing: The Reality of Contact
- Preparing for the Greater Community (January 24, 1997)
- Marshall Vian Summers. The New Way Forward for Humanity': What Will Save Humanity
- Marshall Vian Summers. Life in the Universe, Chapter 10: The Power of Knowledge
- Marshall Vian Summers. The Greater Darkness: Resisting the Intervention
- E.M. Forster. "The Machine Stops" (1909)
- Arthur C. Clarke. "The City and the Stars"
- Roger Zelazny Lord of Light
- Bruce Sterling Schismatrix Plus