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In His Own Words: Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics

Here’s a pre-muttonchops Isaac Asimov explaining his now-famous Three Laws of Robotics.

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2 Comments on In His Own Words: Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics

  1. very cool to see.

  2. His elaboration on law three surprised me. “Afterall, it’s an expensive piece of equipment.” I’m sure he imagined that robots were more than equipment. I love Asimov, I love his stories, and I know that robots became more human with each story he wrote (Bicenntenial Man comes to mind, though what ultimately made the robot human was its death, which seems a sad victory.) It never struck me until now that the third law clearly states that a robot, when the stakes are down, no matter how note-worthy or personable, can never be the equal of a human.

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