7.12.2007

I, ROBOT


A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law.




Meet Isaac Asimov the quintessential author, who in his lifetime wrote over 500 books that enlightened, entertained, and changed Science Fiction forever.


He was the brilliant mind behind the "The Three Laws of Robotics" and the "positronic brain"


1.A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2.A robot must obey the orders given 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.


These 3 laws leave enough ambiguity for interesting stories. A few family members have chuckled and scoffed at my Asimov novels. (Erica, Mike and Chris) maybe they should put their magical Potter books down long enough to read some real (Science) fiction.


4 comments:

Erica said...

LOL you are so nerdy.

Anonymous said...

Orson Scott Card is the author I was trying to remember, you would probably like "Ender's Game".

I have no beef with you liking Asimov and his army of C3PO books. I just have to admire that you have such a wide range of reading interests (whichshouldincludeHP)!

I have admiration for any author that changes the face of any genre, but his stuff probably isn't my cup of tea. Then again I've never read any of his stuff.
So maybe I will, recommend one and I'll try it.

-C

Michelle said...

Yes! These are my 3 favorites
The Caves of Steel
The Naked Sun
The Robots of Dawn

Let me know what you think.

At least you have an open mind, not like ERICA.

Allicat said...

I enjoy scifi but am not sure I've ever read any Asimov.... I'll maybe check out your recommendations.

You might also like Orson Scott Card's Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus