“But you are telling me, Susan, that the ‘Society for Humanity’ is right; and that Mankind has lost its own say in its future.” “It never had any, really. It was always at the mercy of economic and sociological forces it did not understand — at the whims of climate, and the fortunes of war. Now the Machines understand them; and no one can stop them, since the Machines will deal with them as they are dealing with the Society, — having, as they do, the greatest of weapons at their disposal, the absolute control of our economy.” “How horrible!” “Perhaps how wonderful! Think, that for all time, all conflicts are finally evitable. Only the Machines, from now on, are inevitable!” And the fire behind the quartz went out and only a curl of smoke was left to indicate its place.
~ Asimov, Isaac. “I, Robot”. pp. 147-148. Available online: http://ekladata.com/-Byix64G_NtE0xI4A6PA1–o1Hc/Asimov-Isaac-I-Robot.pdf