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  • 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.

    Air   People   Giving  
    Daniel H. Wilson (2011). “Robopocalypse”, p.158, Simon and Schuster
  • I absolutely don't think a sentient artificial intelligence is going to wage war against the human species.

  • We are all expressions of our own minds, projected onto the world.

    Expression   Mind   World  
    Daniel H. Wilson (2014). “Robogenesis: A Novel”, p.263, Vintage
  • I can only give you words. Nothing fancy. But this will have to do. It doesn't matter if you're reading it a year from now or a hundred years from now. By the end of the chronicle you will know that humanity carried the flame of knowledge into the terrible blackness of the unknown, to the very brink of annihilation. And we carried it back.

    Reading   Flames   Years  
    Daniel H. Wilson (2011). “Robopocalypse”, p.8, Simon and Schuster
  • You probably found 'How to Survive a Robot Uprising' in the humor section. Let's just hope that is where it belongs.

    Uprising   Robots   Found  
  • 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.

    Daughter   Mother   Home  
  • Human reactions to robots varies by culture and changes over time. In the United States we are terrified by killer robots. In Japan people want to snuggle with killer robots.

    Japan   People   Culture  
    "How to Survive a Robot Uprising, Revisited". Washington Post Online Interview, www.washingtonpost.com. June 23, 2006.
  • Humans are inscrutable. Infinitely unpredictable. This is what makes them dangerous.

    Daniel H. Wilson (2011). “Robopocalypse”, p.228, Simon and Schuster
  • Across the sea of space lies an infinite emptiness. I can feel it, suffocating me. It is without meaning. But each life creates its own reality.

    Lying   Reality   Sea  
    Daniel H. Wilson (2011). “Robopocalypse”, p.71, Simon and Schuster
  • You don't pick your revolution. It picks you.

    Daniel H. Wilson (2012). “Amped”, p.158, Simon and Schuster
  • 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.

  • You don't want to stand too close to a robot arm; it can turn your head to mush.

    Robots   Want   Arms  
  • Memories fade but words hang around forever.

    Daniel H. Wilson (2011). “Robopocalypse”, p.6, Simon and Schuster
  • ...humanity learns true lessons only in cataclysm.

    Daniel H. Wilson (2011). “Robopocalypse”, p.251, Simon and Schuster
  • Demolition is a part of construction.

    Daniel H. Wilson (2011). “Robopocalypse”, p.73, Simon and Schuster
  • No matter how much kids beg to be treated like adults, nobody likes to let go of their childhood. You wish for it and dream of it and the second you have it, you wonder what you've done. You wonder what it is you've become.

    Letting Go   Dream   Kids  
    Daniel H. Wilson (2011). “Robopocalypse: A Novel”, p.193, Vintage
  • Technology changes, but people stay the same.

    Daniel H. Wilson (2011). “Robopocalypse: A Novel”, p.229, Vintage
  • There are an endless number of things to discover about robotics. A lot of it is just too fantastic for people to believe.

  • If popular culture has taught us anything, it is that someday mankind must face and destroy the growing robot menace.

    "Dan Wilson's HOW TO SURVIVE A ROBOT UPRISING Acquired by Jack Black and Steve Pink" by Adam Chitwood, collider.com. October 22, 2010.
  • In movies and in television the robots are always evil. I guess I am not into the whole brooding cyberpunk dystopia thing.

  • Sometimes a technology is so awe-inspiring that the imagination runs away with it - often far, far away from reality. Robots are like that. A lot of big and ultimately unfulfilled promises were made in robotics early on, based on preliminary successes.

  • It's dangerous to be people-blind.

    Daniel H. Wilson (2011). “Robopocalypse: A Novel”, p.253, Vintage
  • The true knowledge is not in the things, but in finding the connections between the things.

    Daniel H. Wilson (2011). “Robopocalypse”, p.11, Simon and Schuster
  • As a kid I wanted to write science fiction, and I was never without a book. Later I really got into being a scientist and never thought I'd be writing novels.

    Book   Kids   Writing  
  • The goal for many amputees is no longer to reach a 'natural' level of ability but to exceed it, using whatever cutting-edge technology is available. As this new generation sees it, our tools are evolving faster than the human body, so why obey the limits of mere nature?

  • 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.

  • Some unspoken human communication is taking place on a hidden channel. I did not realize they communicated this much without words. I note that we machines are not the only species who share information silently, wreathed in codes.

  • Personally, I'm not afraid of a robot uprising. The benefits far outweigh the threats.

  • Robots are interesting because they exist as a real technology that you can really study - you can get a degree in robotics - and they also have all this pop-culture real estate that they take up in people's minds.

  • 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.

    Technology   Years   Body  
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