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If the history of resistance to Darwinian thinking is a good measure, we can expect that long into the future, long after every triumph of human thought has been matched or surpassed by 'mere machines,' there will still be thinkers who insist that the human mind works in mysterious ways that no science can comprehend.
The ability to do this so quickly was largely due to the enthusiastic and efficient services of Mr. C.E. Taylor, who did all the machine work in our shop for the first as well as the succeeding experimental machines.
As a child, I remember my dad would sometimes drive me into town with him to play pinball machines together. It's a bittersweet memory but also a favorite.
We had a big controversy in the United States when there was a limited number of dialysis machines. In Seattle, they appointed what they called a 'God committee' to choose who should get it, and that committee was eventually abandoned. Society ended up paying the whole bill for dialysis instead of having people make those decisions.
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.
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.
We need to reform our school lunch programs. We need to get healthy items into the vending machines.
I think IT projects are about supporting social systems - about communications between people and machines. They tend to fail due to cultural issues.
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.
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.
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.
Some records with drum machines on them sound phony and plastic. It all depends on how you use the tools.
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.
I still find it hard to understand that anyone could argue that you can't have machines that exhibit consciousness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
No more than these machines need the mathematician know what he does.
Robots of the world, you are ordered to exterminate the human race. Do not spare the men. Do not spare the women. Preserve only the factories, railroads, machines, mines, and raw materials. Destroy everything else. Then return to work. Work must not cease.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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