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New York is something awful, something monstrous. I like to walk the streets, lost, but I recognize that New York is the world's greatest lie. New York is Senegal with machines.
Federico Garcia Lorca
We are misery-making machines! Homo sapiens has perfected the art of causing suffering. Pain is humankind's collective GDP.
If men do not keep on speaking terms with children, they cease to be men, and become merely machines for eating and for earning money.
The greatest task before civilization at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters of men.
We use work to numb out. We can't turn off our machines because we're afraid we're going to miss something.
I have actually found myself buying up more and more old analogue gear. I have this strange obsession with old drum machines.
My husband went through a phase of giving me vacuum cleaners, sewing machines and Mixmasters. It's ironic. He is encouraging me to develop a hobby, I think.
I think IT projects are about supporting social systems - about communications between people and machines. They tend to fail due to cultural issues.
But I was very, very lucky, and it was a wake up call as far as motorbikes are concerned. I never flirted with death on the bike, but now I'm totally convinced they're death machines.
Telegraphs are machines for conveying information over extensive lines with great rapidity.
No machines will ever truly fully figure the brain out, because the brain's performance is constantly altered or else constrained by this inanimate, rogue artifact you can't control, namely, speech.
When you're dealing with machines or anything that you build, it either works or it doesn't, no matter how good of a salesman you are.
People ask me to record their answering machines all the time. I love it. It's a miracle to me that people want to hear back those characters.
In turning from the smaller instruments in frequent use to the larger and more important machines, the economy arising from the increase of velocity becomes more striking.
As the earth spins through space, a view from above the North Pole would encompass most of the wealth of the world - most of its food, productive machines, doctors, engineers and teachers. A view from the opposite pole would encompass most of the world's poor.
Some records with drum machines on them sound phony and plastic. It all depends on how you use the tools.
I still find it hard to understand that anyone could argue that you can't have machines that exhibit consciousness.
No more than these machines need the mathematician know what he does.
My first account was Neiman Marcus. I cold-called them just like I had cold-called businesses when I was selling fax machines for seven years.
People have to be able to make money off their brains and their hearts. Or else we're all going to starve, and it's the machines that'll get good.
Possibly the strangest book ever made, the 'Codex Seraphinianus' is an encyclopedia of an imaginary world, with illegible calligraphy - it is written in an alphabet no one can understand - and surreal drawings of odd beasts and machines.
In many biological structures proteins are simply components of larger molecular machines.
I love the idea of anthropomorphizing machines. I love the idea of taking technology and giving it a personality.
J. J. Abrams
It was one of those great miracles of history that they managed to smuggle an Enigma machines out to Britain just before they were invaded by the Nazis.
The Connection Machines owned by the United States government laboratories were made available to me because they were considered impossible to program and there was no great demand for them at that time.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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