It's hard to wipe your eyes when you have whirring buzzsaws for hands.
Memories fade but words hang around forever.
If popular culture has taught us anything, it is that someday mankind must face and destroy the growing robot menace.
Change creates fear, and technology creates change. Sadly, most people don't behave very well when they are afraid.
Right now, we have the most complex relationship with technology that we've ever had. Your regular person has more technology in their life now than the whole world had 100 years ago.
These days the technology can solve our problems and then some. Solutions may not only erase physical or mental deficits but leave patients better off than "able-bodied" folks. The person who has a disability today may have a superability tomorrow.
...humanity learns true lessons only in cataclysm.
Zombies, vampires, Frankenstein's monster, robots, Wolfman - all of this stuff was really popular in the '50s. Robots are the only one of those make-believe monsters that have become real. They are really in our lives in a meaningful way. That's pretty fascinating to me.
It is not enough to live together in peace, with one race on its knees.
To survive, humans will work together. Accept each other. For a moment, we are all equal. Backs against the wall, human beings are at their finest.
Johannes Cabal would kill me for saying this, but he's my favorite Zeppelin-hopping detective. The fellow has got all the charm of Bond and the smarts of Holmes--without the pesky morality.
If the knowledge is spread, it cannot be stamped out.
I don't know how anybody can work at home. I know I can't. It's just... there's too much to do at the house, and now, of course, I have a daughter that's at home, and she's always a draw. I can always drop what I'm doing and go play with her, and I do that all day.
People need meaning as much as they need air. Lucky for us, we can give meaning to each other for free. Just by being alive.
You don't pick your revolution. It picks you.
A soul isn't given for free. The races of men fight each other to the death for the honor of being recognized as human beings, with souls.
The true knowledge is not in the things, but in finding the connections between the things.
I absolutely don't think a sentient artificial intelligence is going to wage war against the human species.
It's hard to guess how smart the machines are, but a good rule of thumb is that they're always smarter than you think.
Without us here to witness, the universe is just pointless physics unfolding.
We are all expressions of our own minds, projected onto the world.
We humans have a love-hate relationship with our technology. We love each new advance and we hate how fast our world is changing... The robots really embody that love-hate relationship we have with technology.
We've been co-evolving with our technology for a hundred thousand years. Human beings and the technology we make were always inseparable. We're finally coming into this moment where it's coming inside our body for the first time in history.
When a man resists sin on human motive only, he will not hold out long.
I wrote a query letter to an editor - a friend of a friend. The editor called me an idiot, told me never to contact an editor directly, and then recommended three literary agents he had worked with before. Laurie Fox was one of them, and I've never looked back.
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