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The three laws of Robotics1 A robot may not injure a human being or through inaction allow a human being to come to harm2 A robot must obey orders given to it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law3 A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second LawWith 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 obsoleteHere 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 Asimov's trademark


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    A Brief History Of Robo Sapiens In Nine Sequences “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 social political and emotional conflicts as alwaysAt first glance the different stories seem to show the growing sophistication of robots and their integration in human society But the stories are not just a documentation of robots getting “better and better” they also exemplify different aspects of human life that are affected by artificial intelligence And it is and complicated to solve the resulting issues from story to storyThe first apparently innocent sequence features a girl who becomes dependent on her toy robot and refuses to interact with humans and animals as a result Not too scary? Well whoever has hosted a birthday party and seen the children who withdraw from the fun to sit in a corner and play on their phones knows that the problem is real and urgent Dependence on technology entertain me if you canThe second story deals with failure within the robotic programming itself when the three “Laws of Robotics” clash and cause a dilemma that the robot can’t solve Who will solve it for him then? System Failure please reboot the world and start againThen we move on to the metaphysical aspect of creating a superior intelligence which makes calculations that are beyond human capacity This sequence was the most humorous in my opinion showing a robot deciding to ignore humanity and create a religion around the Master a calculation machine of great power The scientists’ despair when realising that it could argue “reasonably” against evidence was hilarious but also frighteningly contemporary Technology Cult In matters of faith no argument is good enoughOne chapter deals with the scenario of robots developing military behaviour Weapons of mass destruction? Die Geister die ich riefAnother story explores mind reading and delves into the dilemma of robotic rationality versus human ambitions hopes and fears The Transparent Humans Unable to hide their thought crimesOf course humans also start bending the rules of robotics for their own purposes and benefits creating secret robots that do not fully obey the laws they are supposed to follow automatically And of course it gets out of control creating highly dangerous situations The Law Is For The OthersAnd finally we have the robots that are advanced enough to pretend to be human refusing to be examined and discovered as robots by applying the judiciary system and their rights within it as humans ironically to prevent detection An issue of some relevance as well What to do with the democratic institutions that are abused by peoplerobots who only respect them when they suit their purposes? The Democratic Supermarket Take What You Need Leave the Rest BehindAsimov has assembled an astounding diversity of ideas in a cohesive form While touching on the essential questions of the modern human condition it offers an intriguing engaging narrative as well still readable and relevant in a world that is technologically advanced than Asimov could imagine himselfIn the balance between the human factor and technological system peculiarities he leaves humanity with the eternal philosophical question of what defines us and what we define ourselves And there will be hiccups for sure for the predictions on the future that close the novel can be rightly interpreted by different characters as How horrible Or How wonderful O brave new world that has such machines in’tRecommended