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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  1. 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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