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"I kind of take it for granted that our great-grandchildren will regard us as a sort of precursor species. That they won't think of us as human and if we could see them, we probably wouldn't think of them as human either."
- William Gibson

Ownership of Machines  
  Who will own the machines that produce material abundance?  

Schachner and Zagat take an early stab at describing what the world would be like if robotic machines could make almost everything, and run almost everything in the world.

Throughout the world, machines did the work of man, and the aristos, owners of the machines, played in soft idleness in their crystal and gold pleasure cities. Even the prolat hordes, relieved of all but an hour or two per day of toil, were content in their warrensócontent with the crumbs of their masters.
From The Revolt of the Machines, by Nat Schachner (w. AL Zagat).
Published by Astounding Stories in 1931
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