Any task that could be done a machine is, by definition, dehumanizing to a human being.
No human could've caused this.
Only a handful of human minds can comprehend his work.
To be perfectly clear, I am not saying the Internet and technology will solve every human ill.
Robots are free from the physical limits our human bodies have.
The ability of science and technology to improve human life is known to us.
We are so degraded that we cannot speak simply of the necessary functions of human nature.
So, spare me your cute robots with human names.
Although the original mutation was not caused by human activity, human activity preserved and perpetuated it.
They played with the lambs in the field and saw no human being but the shepherd.
A full-scale, no-holds-barred, nuclear-missiles-raining-down kind of world war would profoundly change the course of human history for all time.
I believe she is the purest-minded human ever in existence....
But the most luxuriously housed has little to boast of in this respect, nor need we trouble ourselves to speculate how the human race may be at last destroyed.
I knew no human saw me that night and yet the dogs of police received information on me and began snapping at my heels!
I felt reasonably human though laughing remained a no-no and the pills were necessary desert.
But let's adopt the cynic's view for a moment and assume people in these corporations are chiefly concerned about their financial benefit, not about human suffering, when it comes to war.
Jobs done by people will be only the ones that require uniquely human capabilities to do.
To elevate food to the status of a human right does not require government to administer it—far from it.
When the cost of recording all the data is zero, the cost of processing it is zero, and the cost of accessing it zero, then the many sciences, especially human health, will be democratized.
It is not presently available for human consumption.
We call these rights "human rights" because they apply to every single person on the planet by virtue of simply being alive.
Even acknowledging that human rights exist is a great advance of civilization.
If he had not taken upon himself the responsibility of Laura Bridgman's education and led her out of the pit of Acheron back to her human inheritance, should I be a sophomore at Radcliffe College to-day--who can say?
It may be translated into every language, and not only be read but actually breathed from all human lips;--not be represented on canvas or in marble only, but be carved out of the breath of life itself.
We are most interested when science reports what those men already know practically or instinctively, for that alone is a true humanity, or account of human experience.
"The limits of human life... are fixed and may not be o'erpassed," said an old priest to a lady who had taken a seat beside him and was listening naively to his words.
He used to say that there are only two sources of human vice--idleness and superstition, and only two virtues--activity and intelligence.
Though there are things in it difficult for the feeble human mind to grasp, it is an admirable book which calms and elevates the soul.
"The reserves, sire!" replied a voice, a very human one compared to that which had said: "The Pavlograd hussars?"
They are human beings too.
By declaring a pretty broad range of things worth killing and dying for, we say that each of those is more precious to us than human life.
Monarchies—the most prevalent form of government in human history—are disproportionately warlike for a number of reasons.
Anything different doesn't seem as human to us and we instinctively recoil from it.
Think of how a few thousand years of human civilization got us to a certain amount of computational power.
All that she is, all that she has done, can be explained directly, except such things in every human being as never can be explained.
She does not, it would seem, prove the existence of spirit without matter, or of innate ideas, or of immortality, or anything else that any other human being does not prove.
New experiences and events call forth new ideas and stir men to ask questions unthought of before, and seek a definite answer in the depths of human knowledge.
Its warm touch seemed so like a human caress, I really thought it was a sentient being, capable of loving and protecting me.
The human race is interested in these experiments, though a few old women who are incapacitated for them, or who own their thirds in mills, may be alarmed.
The ball of the human finger is but a drop congealed.
And this human feeling dominated everything else and soared above all their affected chatter.
Natasha remained silent, from shyness Marya Dmitrievna supposed, but really because she disliked anyone interfering in what touched her love of Prince Andrew, which seemed to her so apart from all human affairs that no one could understand it.
Absolute continuity of motion is not comprehensible to the human mind.
They all raised their heads to listen, and out of the forest into the bright firelight stepped two strangely clad human figures clinging to one another.
How could any human be so heartless to slay an infant?
In 1818, a human blood transfusion.
To what length can the human lifespan be extended?
It was his view that "the attainment of human rights in the fullest sense cannot be achieved so long as hundreds of millions of poverty-stricken people lack the basic necessities for life."
Shakespeare remains so popular because he wrote about timeless human experiences: love and fear and envy, anger and revenge and jealousy, ambition and regret and guilt.
At that point, the iffy parts of human history are behind us and it is blue skies and clean sailing ahead.
We may imagine a time when, in the infancy of the human race, some enterprising mortal crept into a hollow in a rock for shelter.
It is human, it is divine, carrion.
A true friend of man; almost the only friend of human progress.
She had the air of one who has suddenly lost faith in the whole human race.
The barrier of human feeling, strained to the utmost, that had held the crowd in check suddenly broke.
He was surrounded by the half-vamp, half-human creatures of the town and waded through them to where Dusty stood.
In her view the aim of every religion was merely to preserve certain proprieties while affording satisfaction to human desires.
She had killed a human being.
Does human activity cause the planet to warm?
If it is true that the violin is the most perfect of musical instruments, then Greek is the violin of human thought.
Who knows what the human body would expand and flow out to under a more genial heaven?
So our human life but dies down to its root, and still puts forth its green blade to eternity.
There is not one of my readers who has yet lived a whole human life.
Just as in a clock, the result of the complicated motion of innumerable wheels and pulleys is merely a slow and regular movement of the hands which show the time, so the result of all the complicated human activities of 160,000 Russians and French--all their passions, desires, remorse, humiliations, sufferings, outbursts of pride, fear, and enthusiasm--was only the loss of the battle of Austerlitz, the so-called battle of the three Emperors--that is to say, a slow movement of the hand on the dial of human history.
If at first the members of the council thought that Kutuzov was pretending to sleep, the sounds his nose emitted during the reading that followed proved that the commander-in-chief at that moment was absorbed by a far more serious matter than a desire to show his contempt for the dispositions or anything else--he was engaged in satisfying the irresistible human need for sleep.
And that's the height of human wisdom.
The book was the Gospel, and the white thing with the lamp inside was a human skull with its cavities and teeth.
'The enemy of the human race,' as you know, attacks the Prussians.
He consoled himself with the thought that he fulfilled another of the precepts--that of reforming the human race--and had other virtues--love of his neighbor, and especially generosity.
So that's what I'm sorry for--human dignity, peace of mind, purity, and not the serfs' backs and foreheads, which, beat and shave as you may, always remain the same backs and foreheads.
As happens to some people, especially to men who judge those near to them severely, he always on meeting anyone new-- especially anyone whom, like Speranski, he knew by reputation--expected to discover in him the perfection of human qualities.
Had Speranski sprung from the same class as himself and possessed the same breeding and traditions, Bolkonski would soon have discovered his weak, human, unheroic sides; but as it was, Speranski's strange and logical turn of mind inspired him with respect all the more because he did not quite understand him.
(2) The purification and reformation of oneself for its reception, and (3) The improvement of the human race by striving for such purification.
Human sciences dissect everything to comprehend it, and kill everything to examine it.
Though Daniel was not a big man, to see him in a room was like seeing a horse or a bear on the floor among the furniture and surroundings of human life.
Suddenly the wolf's whole physiognomy changed: she shuddered, seeing what she had probably never seen before--human eyes fixed upon her--and turning her head a little toward Rostov, she paused.
Had he not seen the possibility of, and passionately desired, the regeneration of the sinful human race, and his own progress to the highest degree of perfection?
Then he went on to say that he knew her parents would not give her to him--for this there were secret reasons he could reveal only to her--but that if she loved him she need only say the word yes, and no human power could hinder their bliss.
On the twelfth of June, 1812, the forces of Western Europe crossed the Russian frontier and war began, that is, an event took place opposed to human reason and to human nature.
Millions of men, renouncing their human feelings and reason, had to go from west to east to slay their fellows, just as some centuries previously hordes of men had come from the east to the west, slaying their fellows.
Not only does a good army commander not need any special qualities, on the contrary he needs the absence of the highest and best human attributes--love, poetry, tenderness, and philosophic inquiring doubt.
There was a rustling among the crowd and it again subsided, so that Pierre distinctly heard the pleasantly human voice of the Emperor saying with emotion:
Among the innumerable categories applicable to the phenomena of human life one may discriminate between those in which substance prevails and those in which form prevails.
The cannon balls flew just as swiftly and cruelly from both sides, crushing human bodies, and that terrible work which was not done by the will of a man but at the will of Him who governs men and worlds continued.
Together with that sound came a solitary human cry from the gateway and amid the smoke appeared the figure of a bareheaded man in a peasant's coat.
The other was that vague and quite Russian feeling of contempt for everything conventional, artificial, and human--for everything the majority of men regard as the greatest good in the world.
It is possible to love someone dear to you with human love, but an enemy can only be loved by divine love.
We must be human, we are all mortal you know! and the Frenchman with the spot on his cheek ran back to his comrades.
It appears so to us because we see only the general historic interest of that time and do not see all the personal human interests that people had.
Apart from conditions of war and law, that look established human relations between the two men.
It was not Davout, who had looked at him in so human a way.
Something not human--death--was breaking in through that door, and had to be kept out.
Here and now for the first time he fully appreciated the enjoyment of eating when he wanted to eat, drinking when he wanted to drink, sleeping when he wanted to sleep, of warmth when he was cold, of talking to a fellow man when he wished to talk and to hear a human voice.
While imprisoned in the shed Pierre had learned not with his intellect but with his whole being, by life itself, that man is created for happiness, that happiness is within him, in the satisfaction of simple human needs, and that all unhappiness arises not from privation but from superfluity.
For us with the standard of good and evil given us by Christ, no human actions are incommensurable.
And only that feeling placed him on that highest human pedestal from which he, the commander-in-chief, devoted all his powers not to slaying and destroying men but to saving and showing pity on them.
If we admit that human life can be ruled by reason, the possibility of life is destroyed.
I see a force producing effects beyond the scope of ordinary human agencies; I do not understand why this occurs and I talk of genius.
But the ultimate purpose of the bee is not exhausted by the first, the second, or any of the processes the human mind can discern.
The higher the human intellect rises in the discovery of these purposes, the more obvious it becomes, that the ultimate purpose is beyond our comprehension.
(Though there were two good portraits of Prince Andrew in the house, Nicholas never imagined him in human form.)
For the ancients these questions were solved by a belief in the direct participation of the Deity in human affairs.
The historians, in accord with the old habit of acknowledging divine intervention in human affairs, want to see the cause of events in the expression of the will of someone endowed with power, but that supposition is not confirmed either by reason or by experience.
If in a thousand years even one man in a million could act freely, that is, as he chose, it is evident that one single free act of that man's in violation of the laws governing human action would destroy the possibility of the existence of any laws for the whole of humanity.
In actual life each historic event, each human action, is very clearly and definitely understood without any sense of contradiction, although each event presents itself as partly free and partly compulsory.
Our conception of the degree of freedom often varies according to differences in the point of view from which we regard the event, but every human action appears to us as a certain combination of freedom and inevitability.
Every human action is inevitably conditioned by what surrounds him and by his own body.
But just as the subject of every science is the manifestation of this unknown essence of life while that essence itself can only be the subject of metaphysics, even the manifestation of the force of free will in human beings in space, in time, and in dependence on cause forms the subject of history, while free will itself is the subject of metaphysics.
Free will is for history only an expression for the unknown remainder of what we know about the laws of human life.
All human sciences have traveled along that path.
I'm the only human they see most of the time, and I represent no harm to them.
I was terrified beyond human comprehension!
After an interminable wait a human voice interrupted.
There was right and wrong, good and evil, and every human but the woman before him had fallen for some temptation of the dark side.
Your ability to heal makes you what we'd call a Natural, a human with extraordinary capabilities.
As a stranger to human affection, he'd never quite gotten used to her hugs.
He'd been a kid when Damian found him and a human when the Schism occurred.
"Boss, I heard you all turned a vamp into a human," she said.
We've never been able to transform a vamp into a human in thousands of years.
She stared at him through listless eyes, the gaze of a human awaiting only the final step in the transformation process.
Bianca turned him human again, but she can't make him mortal.
His eyes turned black, fathomless, and she knew whatever creature possessed the human body was loosening its grip on its powers.
He felt completely depleted of his power, the sense of being fully human again returning.
You know well enough what the Others will do in the human realm, the Watcher said.
You want me to find a creature with untold powers with my human self?
The man before her looked pretty human himself, with beautiful brown eyes and a body unlike any she'd seen before.
Whatever was in the house, it wasn't human, or the hair on the back of his neck wouldn't be standing on end.
She was a human who died soon after I came here.
He'd never been human, and he had no idea how long it took for a human body to heal.
"If he survived as a human, he'll survive this," Darian seconded.
The sensations whipped through him, reminding him how human he really was.
If I fought off a guardsman as a human, I can take on an Other with my powers back.
No human weapon can hurt me.
"I mourn the loss of what made him human," she returned.
He was never human to begin with.
In that moment, she almost felt a human connection to the creature with the red eyes.
"I was human at the time," Jule responded.
She tightened her grip around him, and he was amused to think of himself as any sort of comfort to anyone, let alone a little human like her.
None of his men had ever seen a human woman throw herself into his arms.
These they could not see, but they could feel them pelting the buggy top, and Jim screamed almost like a human being when a stone overtook him and struck his boney body.
Yes; for they eat of the dama-fruit, as we all do, and that keeps them from being seen by any eye, whether human or animal.
I see how human ingenuity and new technologies have eliminated previously insoluble problems once we stand back and let free markets do what they do best: direct the allocation of capital to find a solution.
And because human nature changes either not at all or very slowly, people make the same choices over and over again.
ATMs replaced human bank tellers, so they are called "Automated Teller Machines."
Imagine a world where everyone on the planet has access to this expanded canvas of human expression that technology has created.
Remember Eric Schmidt's statement that more information is created every two days than in all of human history prior to 2003?
This technological shift will have profound effects on the course of human history.
As time passes, the suggestions will become astonishingly on-target—and no human will have programmed that.
No human could ever do this, for in these purely computational matters, machines are vastly superior to us, and always will be.
Any task a computer can do better than a person is, by definition, a task requiring no human creativity or ingenuity.
In some twentieth-century science fiction visions of the future, humans created friendly robot sidekicks with data storage capacity and computational speed the human brain lacked.
But human beings are not machines.
By the end of disease, we accomplish all that the preceding paragraphs describe—the full spectrum of human ailments, vanquished from the globe.
Well, the diseases that human beings focus on are the ones considered most unbearable.
In 1543, Andreas Vesalius published On the Fabric of the Human Body, which corrected errors from antiquity and advanced the medical sciences.
Finally, this system will not just solve for human illness, but all kinds of other problems as well.
A record of all human activity, with anonymity safeguards in place, will allow us all to become part of the solution by putting our minds to work on the problems of the world.
Fifty years later, the human genome was decoded.
That three-billion-letter recipe for making you is what was sequenced—deciphered and written down—in the human genome project.
Or how about cows producing human milk?
We will discuss the molecular machines called nanites—tiny, molecular-sized robots that will swim around in your body fighting disease, repairing damage, and alerting you to problems (and will likely dramatically increase the human lifespan).
When "human testing" is done almost immediately, but within the safe confines of a CPU.
But technology and human innovation know no scarcity.
And like our example with energy, technology and human innovation could make other things that are now scarce—or that we think of now as scarce—not so at all.
And that brings me to my final italicized point: The most underutilized resource in the universe is human potential.
In the end, the speed at which a human operator can move has a physical limit.
What we should not try to do, in my opinion, is give them human traits.
But that's because I would be sharing the experience with another human being, and human beings form connections with other human beings.
Artificial surrogates for human companionship are always vastly inferior to the real thing; we crave connections with people, not machines.
No human can solder a billion transistors on a computer processor, so your computer needed a robot in order to be built.
As I've said earlier, the most underutilized resource in the universe is human potential.
It will be regarded as a human right—a dividend for being born a human being, your share of the inheritance that all the prior generations accumulated.
Although slavery still exists and the low price of slaves speaks to the low value of a human life, the legal institution of slavery is gone.
Never to the end of his life could he understand goodness, beauty, or truth, or the significance of his actions which were too contrary to goodness and truth, too remote from everything human, for him ever to be able to grasp their meaning.
Even if Pierre were not a Frenchman, having once received that loftiest of human appellations he could not renounce it, said the officer's look and tone.
The robots I watched making Legos had no human operators because no human can keep up with them.
They can be connected to sensors whose sensitivity dwarfs anything a human can do.
Because human ability is distributed unevenly and technology multiplies ability of the talented, the spread between the rich and poor will rise more and more.
That period when human improvement must end?
Second are the inefficiencies in the human processes—that is, the techniques by which we practice agriculture.
True, they were broken and stammering syllables; but they were human speech.
Every day in imagination I made a trip round the world, and I saw many wonders from the uttermost parts of the earth--marvels of invention, treasuries of industry and skill and all the activities of human life actually passed under my finger tips.
I do not know why it is, but stories in which animals are made to talk and act like human beings have never appealed to me very strongly.
After all, one must be human, you know....
Having abandoned the conception of the ancients as to the divine subjection of the will of a nation to some chosen man and the subjection of that man's will to the Deity, history cannot without contradictions take a single step till it has chosen one of two things: either a return to the former belief in the direct intervention of the Deity in human affairs or a definite explanation of the meaning of the force producing historical events and termed "power."
Second, in the past, technological improvements did not decrease human beings' propensity to wage war; they only made people better at killing.
All this naked white human flesh, laughing and shrieking, floundered about in that dirty pool like carp stuffed into a watering can, and the suggestion of merriment in that floundering mass rendered it specially pathetic.
He'd served as Damian's executioner for thousands of years, a position he found fitting for his general dislike of the human capacity for evil.
They look human, Jenn.
All he saw about him merged into a general impression of naked, bleeding human bodies that seemed to fill the whole of the low tent, as a few weeks previously, on that hot August day, such bodies had filled the dirty pond beside the Smolensk road.
Science and faith together led him to try to make his way into the soul which he believed was born in Laura Bridgman as in every other human being.
Over the course of history, the division of labor has increased human productivity immensely.
Technological advances that displace human workers are similar in effect to two other concepts with which we are very familiar in the modern age: outsourcing and free trade.