Most popular machines quotes
The machine threatens all achievement.
In man-machine symbiosis, it is man who must adjust: The machines can't.
The production of too many useful things results in too many useless people.
Man is a slow, sloppy and brilliant thinker; the machine is fast, accurate, and stupid.
The Machine, the genie that man has thoughtlessly let out of its bottle and cannot put back again.
We are becoming the servants in thought, as in action, of the machine we have created to serve us.
You cannot endow even the best machine with initiative; the jolliest steam-roller will not plant flowers.
The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.
The greatest task before civilization at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters of men.
The greatest task before civilization at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the servants of man.
The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.
Once upon a time we were just plain people. But that was before we began having relationships with mechanical systems. Get involved with a machine and sooner or later you are reduced to a factor.