The three laws of Robotics:1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm2) A robot must obey orders givein to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such... show more
The three laws of Robotics:1) A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm2) A robot must obey orders givein to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.3) A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.With these three, simple directives, Isaac Asimov changed our perception of robots forever when he formulated the laws governing their behavior. In I, Robot, Asimov chronicles the development of the robot through a series of interlinked stories: from its primitive origins in the present to its ultimate perfection in the not-so-distant future--a future in which humanity itself may be rendered obsolete.Here are stories of robots gone mad, of mind-read robots, and robots with a sense of humor. Of robot politicians, and robots who secretly run the world--all told with the dramatic blend of science fact and science fiction that has become Asmiov's trademark.From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: April 29th 2008
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Series: Robot (#0.1)
by Isaac Azimov This is one of those SciFi classics I've been meaning to read forever, so I finally took the plunge and found it very different than I might have expected. It seemed to me like a series of short stories that merge from one to the next without apparent demarcation. On the first pa...
“Why … WHY does something invariably go wrong with them?”“Because”, said Powell somberly, “we are accursed. Let’s go!”Asimov’s collection of short stories is a stunning document of humanity’s struggle to find balance in a world increasingly dominated by technological progress, but with the same soci...
Well it turns out that other than having robots and the idea of the Rules for robots, the movie had little else in common with the book. It reminds me of World War Z and how other than having zombies, the movie had nothing in common with the book except the title. The book was not what I expected....
Scroll down for the English version --- Pur amando la fantascienza, devo confessare di non aver mai letto nulla di Asimov prima d'ora, e quello che sapevo di lui lo conosco principalmente per sentito dire, e sempre per sentito dire, ho pensato che questo fosse il libro migliore per cominciare a ...
Well, that ended on an eerie note. And dovetails nicely into Foundation I guess (I'm always telling myself I have to read it, and balk at the commitment). Also, extra points for... is it irony? I mean, given who (and what) are the ones having this "laying it out and guessing" chat, and who each blam...