Individual societies begin in harmonious adaptation to the environment and, like individuals, quickly get trapped into nonadaptive, artificial, repetitive sequences.When the individual's behavior and consciousness get hooked to a routine sequence of external actions, he is a dead robot, and it is time for him to die and be reborn. Time to "drop out," "turn on," and "tune in." This period of robotization is called the Kali Yuga, the Age of Strife and Empire...
Where robot mice and robot men, I said, run round in robot towns.
Konev was a mental robot, saying only what had been written for him, as though his tongue moved only when wound by a key in the Kremlin.ivan konev
Anybody who makes speeches written by someone else is just a robot.joe strummer
A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.Isaac Asimov
A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.Isaac Asimov
A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.Isaac Asimov
A robot may not injure humanity, or, through inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.Isaac Asimov
He just wanted to play robot, for God's sake. Was that so wrong?john green
"And do you believe in God?" "I do." "But you didn't think a robot would, right?" "Right."stanisław lem
Every morning I have been looking at CNN to see if there is any reason for hope . I see a few large and impressive peace protests here and there around the world, but mostly I see empty robot faces monotonously reciting the magic incantations, "We must support the President" and "We must support our troops", both of which mean the killing must continue.robert anton wilson
The concept of man as mass robot was both an expression of and a powerful motive force in industrialized mass society. It was the basis for behavioural engineering in commercial, economic, political and other advertising and propaganda; the expanding economy of the 'affluent society' could not subsist without such manipulation. Only by manipulating humans ever more into Skinnerian rats, robots buying automata, homeostatically adjusted conformers and opportunists (or, bluntly speaking, into morons and zombies) can this great society follow its progress toward ever increasing gross national product.
Old habit. I started my existence as a robot. I still like to be told certain things.
Well, you may have roasted my robot, but I'm the head chef around here - and I say it's about time your goose was cooked!!
Still, for the first time in our lives, we would have been through exactly the same experience, from exactly the same point of view -- even if the experience was only spending eight hours locked in separate rooms, and the point of view was that of a genderless robot with an identity crisis.greg egan