I think I should not go far wrong if I asserted that the amount of genuine leisure available in a society is generally in inverse proportion to the amount of labor-saving machinery it employs.
Good Work (1985, pg. 25).
All of the biggest technological inventions created by man – the airplane, the automobile, the computer – says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.Mark Kennedy
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.Warren Bennis
Do you realize if it weren't for Edison we'd be watching TV by candlelight?Al Boliska
When a machine begins to run without human aid, it is time to scrap it – whether it be a factory or a government.Alexander Chase
It is a medium of entertainment which permits millions of people to listen to the same joke at the same time, and yet remain lonesome.T. S. Eliot
The greatest task before civilization at present is to make machines what they ought to be, the slaves, instead of the masters of men.Havelock Ellis
Education makes machines which act like men and produces men who act like machines.Erich Fromm
We are becoming the servants in thought, as in action, of the machine we have created to serve us.john kenneth galbraith
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.Ellen Goodman
It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.john stuart mill
The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.elbert hubbard