Right? Even setting aside the historical accuracy issues, a huge number of these tech quotes (at least, of the ones that aren't throwaway jokes) are basically saying, "this invention actually sucks." Based on the tech quotes you would get the impression that efforts to improve human lives through technology or culture are just a waste of time. Which is a very strange perspective for a Civ game to take. I also agree with the people suggesting that it would be nice to have a woman do the tech quotes sometime in the future. Hopefully we'll see that for Civ 7.