“As technology advances, it reverses the characteristics of every situation again and again. The age of automation is going to be the age of ‘do it yourself.’  -Marshall McLuhan

“Too often man becomes clever instead of becoming wise, he becomes inventive but not thoughtful–and sometimes…he can create himself right out of existence.” —Rod Serling, The Twilight Zone (closing of “The Brain Center at Whipple’s”)

“Instead of proving to be “labor saving devices,” our machines create more work for more of us to do! Instead of the “problem” of leisure, we face an array of problems caused by overwork; families that erode because we have less time to be at home, troubled and troubling young people who share little or no time with adults, anemic communities bled dry of the people’s time, their life’s blood, and institutions that focus solely on teaching people how to work rather than how to live together freely.” —Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt

“The question is often asked to me; “Without jobs, what would people do!? There would be a whole generation of lazy good for nothings”. A life, lived free of obligation leads to creation. Stagnation is a perspective that blinds the imagination. Value, should not be measured from the sweat off of our backs or calluses on our keyed fingers. We are no longer the gears of the system. If there were an accurate measurement for the value of a human life, I would weigh the ‘Condensation of Imagination’. Awareness is the ability to have a mental model of the external world. Imagination is the ability to mold that mental model and render it into reality. Technology has paved a way for us to all become artists. What we chose to create will be the new benchmark of value and worth in the digital age.” – Kevin Russell (The Rise of Immortal Artists)

“The more we reduce ourselves to machines in the lower things, the more force we shall set free to use in the higher. ” – Anna C. Brackett

“Jobs for every American is doomed to failure because of modern automation and production. We ought to recognize it and create an income-maintenance system so every single American has the dignity and the wherewithal for shelter, basic food, and medical care. I’m talking about welfare for all. Without it, you’re going to have warfare for all.” -Jerry Brown

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