Quotation by Erich Fromm

The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots. True enough, robots do not rebel. But given man's nature, robots cannot live and remain sane, they become "Golems," they will destroy their world and themselves because they cannot stand any longer the boredom of a meaningless life.
Erich Fromm (1900–1980), U.S. psychologist. The Sane Society, ch. 9 (1955).

Fromm was referring to a speech made by Adlai Stevenson at Columbia University in 1954: "We are not in danger of becoming slaves any more, but of becoming robots."
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