The 19th and 20th centuries saw the most dramatic leaps forward in science and technology since humans walked the Earth, as we moved from the Industrial Revolution, to reliance on machines and computers.

During that period, hundreds of men and woman contributed to what’s been called the Information Age - inventing, inspiriting, teaching and innovating.  Some made a huge impact, some were forgotten, many failed and some succeeded.

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These brilliant minds – living and dead – left us with some amazing quotes about technology, science, life and their work.

We’ve picked 12 of our favourite quotes. Can you guess which technology or science visionary said what? Take our quiz to find out.